Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

IQAC Promotes a Quality Assurance Culture with in the University

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About IQAC

Higher education forms the basis of knowledge society, a comprehensive system of creativity and innovation, which are very critical for attaining rapid socioeconomic development. In Bangladesh the scope of higher education is expanding fast in both public and private sectors. The government, UGC and the universities feel an increasing need to look at the quality and standard of higher education. Fostering global competence through quality education needs the values of quest for excellence through the development of benchmarks of excellences, good practices in higher education and institutionalization of continuous improvement process. UGC is responding positively to these challenges and is committed to change the higher education landscape through establishing IQAC at the university level. The establishment of an IQAC is an indispensable first step towards the development of internal quality assurance system in a university. The general objective of IQAC is to promote a quality enhancement culture within the university by ensuring that the academic units adopt and implement QA standards and benchmarked quality criteria.

For the initial period the IQAC shall be established with the financial assistance from HEQEP. However, the IQACs shall become a permanent organ of the universities and their operations will be sustained and maintained under the revenue budget of the institution. For this purpose, universities will prepare a succession plan during the project period with the objectives of its continuity. For the purpose of a dynamic and effective IQAC the concerned university must take initiative to increase the availability of experienced and competent academics.

IQAC, USTC has started its activity since June 2016. The prime task of IQAC USTC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. IQAC USTC is working to ensure continuous improvement in the entire operations of the institution, and assuring all the stakeholders connected with higher education: namely students, parents, and teachers, staff, funding agencies and society in general for the establishment of a Quality Culture in this renowned Higher Education Institution founded by Honorable National Professor Dr Nurul Islam. We wish to work to achieve the dream of the Founder Vice Chancellor of USTC to establish the Institution as one of the centers of excellence in higher education in South East Asia

Role of IQAC

Director’s Message

Greetings from the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). 
The Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is established in every public and private university of Bangladesh to develop a mechanism for systematic reviews of study programs, and to ensure quality teaching-learning, research, knowledge generation and support services standards at an acceptable level. 
The IQAC assures the stakeholders-students, faculty, administrative staff, quality circle members, funding agencies and society in general – of the accountability and transparency in the quality management system of the institution. The IQAC is responsible for ensuring that the quality assurance policies and procedures of the university are robust and effective in maintaining and monitoring the standards of academic awards and supporting the enhancement of teaching, learning and research experiences in the university. 
This Webpage is very timely for it has to document and disseminate the various activities and events USTC-IQAC has engaged in. Through this medium, relevant and updated information can be shared expeditiously to the stakeholders. Not only the past, present but also future directions on QA can be presented for a more comprehensive accounts of the QA activities the university are pursuing attuned with the requirements of UGC and the university’s policies, plans and programs.
It is the enthusiasm of the members of faculty and management as well as the students, their unconditional sincere cooperation that are going to be the capital for this tough journey of IQAC. Without them this premise would have no meaning. As the Director of IQAC I would like to make this request to all of our stakeholders, let us do the best and be the leader. Our predecessors had a dream who established this institution. It is us who are going to make this dream come true.

Dr. Aninda Kumar Nath
Institutional Quality Assurance Cell
University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC)


To build and ensure a quality culture with conscious, reliable and transparent efforts through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives.


  • To channelize and systematize the efforts and measures towards academic excellence
  • To be the driving force for escorting in quality to remove deficiencies and enhance quality
  • To encourage departments to establish student Learning-centric environment to use ICT tools for teaching and learning process and to inculcate value–based education system.
  • To encourage Departments to organize Seminars, Workshops, Orientation and Faculty Development Program
  • To assess the annual progress of Departments and the University through timely internal and external audit
  • To ensure an effective and transparent operations to achieve excellence in Academic, Administrative and Financial activities
  • To develop an Institutional data base and documentation of the various activities leading to quality improvement
  • To ensure the adequacy, timely maintenance and smooth functioning of the support structure
  • To build association with stakeholders and to stimulate Social Responsibility

Organogram of IQAC

Relational structure of institutional quality assurance bodies of universities, SPQA and UGC