IQAC Director

IQAC Director




“ We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”   Swami Vivekananda

India has one of the largest networks of higher education institutes (HEIs) in the world, but only a handful of these institutions figure among the best in the global rankings. To overcome this challenge, the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2018 declared the Quality Mandate consisting of ten verticals and launched the National Education policy (NEP) in 2020. NEP-2020 is based on the principles of access, equity, quality, innovation and excellence. As per UGC, quality in higher education is a multi-dimensional, multi-level and dynamic concept that is related to specifications of the context of an educational model, to which the mission and institution aims, as well as to the specific patterns within a certain system, institution, programme or discipline. To achieve the objective of quality education in HEIs, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) envisaged the establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in each university/ institute. The prime task of IQAC is to nurture quality culture in the University. It acts as a nodal agency of the University for coordinating quality related activities including the adoption and dissemination of good academic and extra-academic practices.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) is a missionary, charitable and humanitarian institution established in the year 2008 with an aim to provide holistic, inclusive and value-based education to the youth of the country without any discrimination of religion, caste, creed or gender, etc. The University’s vision of ‘Creation of value-based knowledge society’ is in synchrony with the IQAC objective of developing a quality culture in the institution. With support from the Dean Academic Affairs, the IQAC has ensured that the curricula and pedagogies of all programmes offered by the university are enriched to meet the national and international standards. The learning and evaluation process is outcome-based and necessary steps are taken to improve the learning outcomes for each programme. Workshops and training programmes are periodically conducted for providing hands-on training in the use of scientific equipment and improve the soft-skills of learners. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and cultural activities, National Social Service (NSS) tasks, and days of national/international importance to synergise holistic personality development. The faculty members are provided with opportunities for undertaking research, join Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) at the regional or national level as well as within the university and participate in scientific conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops, etc.

In a short span of 12 years of existence, the University has faced several challenges including a persistent resource crunch, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-22 and debilitating floods in 2023. But our commitment to the quality sustenance measures helped the University to admirably overcome these challenges. IQAC is striving to provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice chancellor, Dr Pritpal Singh and visionary guidelines from the Hon’ble Pro Chancellor, Dr A.S. Brar.

I seek the active participation of the Deans of various Faculties, all the Heads, faculty members, administrative staff, and especially the members of IQAC for further quality enhancement at all levels in the university.

 Dr. Ramesh Arora

 Director, IQAC