Internal Quality Assurance Cell(IQAC)-PGIA

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (IQAC-PGIA) was established in 2020 as advised by the Center for Quality Assurance (CQA), University of Peradeniya. IQAC-PGIA is responsible for coordinating all the quality assurance-related activities within the PGIA in liaison with the CQA of the University according to the guidelines issued by the UGC Circular No. 04/2015.

Functions and responsibilities of the IQAC-PGIA

The overall responsibility of the IQAC is assisting and monitoring academic and administrative activities to assure quality of the degree and non-degree programmes, research activities and outreach activities of the institute based on the PGIA strategic plan.
Facilitate the integration of appropriate methods of teaching and learning to assure efficient and progressive performance of postgraduate students and participants of the non-degree programmes offered by the institute.
Prepare, validate and approve documents pertinent to academic and governing functions of the institute.
Make academic and non-academic staff and students of the institute aware of the importance and relevance of Quality Assurance to enhance the quality of degree programmes offered by the PGIA.
Conduct frequent stakeholder surveys to assess the impact of activities conducted by the institute and utilize feedback to increase efficiency and effectiveness of its activities.
Facilitate the Institutional Review (IR) of the University of Peradeniya, Program Reviews (PR) of the institute and other all quality related aspects.
Develop follow up activities based on the feedbacks of IR, PR and other quality assurance related things.
Facilitate the development of the policy documents of the institute in relation to the development of curricula and courses, teaching, learning and assessment strategies, and research and development activities.
Identify areas needing support and improvement (i) to demonstrate quality and relevance of higher education in agricultural sciences, (ii) to improve the quality of the services provided by the institution, and (iii) to enhance research culture.

Members of the IQAC-PGIA

Director/ PGIA (Chairman)
Deputy Registrar/ PGIA (Secretary)
Dean/ Faculty of Agriculture
Eleven members to represent each Boards of Study
Two representatives of external stakeholders
Senior Assistant Librarian/ Agriculture Library
Senior Assistant Bursar/PGIA
Systems Analyst/ PGIA
A representative from Alumni Association of the PGIA (AAPGIA)
President and Secretary of Postgraduate Agriculture Student Association (PASA)

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