In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore propose that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards the realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.


The primary aim of IQAC is
  • To develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.


IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for
  • Ensuring timely, efficient, and progressive performance of academic, administrative, and financial tasks;
  • The relevance and quality of academic and research programs;
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programs for various sections of society;
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures;
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance, and proper allocation of support structure and services;
  • Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.


Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents, and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;
  • Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
  • Documentation of the various programs/activities leading to quality improvement;
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution;
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.


IQAC will facilitate / contribute
  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture; Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;
  • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;
  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;
  • Build an organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.

Office Order

As per the UGC Guidelines, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in the Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore has been constituted for planning, guiding, and monitoring quality assurance and quality enhancement activities of the institution. It comprises the following members during the Academic year 2020-2021.

IQAC Members

Name of the Member Designation
Dr. R. Muralidhran, Principal Chairperson
Prof. R. Manickam, CEO & Secretary Member
Dr. Madan A. Sendhil, Chairman (Management Member) Member
Mr. R. Sundar, Retired GM – L&T, Coimbatore  (Industrial Member) Member
Mr. Rajagopal, Entrepreneur, Bangalore (Management Member) Member
Mr. S. Arivazhagan, Local Representative Member
Dr. T. M. Hemalatha, Dean / Commerce Member
Mr. K. Sargurunathan, Head / Mathematics Member
Mr. V. Sathishanand, HoD / Viscom Member
Ms. A. Dhanalakshmi HoDi/c of Costume Design and Fashion Member
Dr. S. Subhashini, Head / Management Member
Dr. S. Raja – Coordinator, Computer Technology Member
Mr. A. Uthiramoorthy, Coordinator, Computer Application Member
Mrs. K. Renuka, Coordinator, Computer Science Member
Dr. K. Juliana Ganaselvi, HoD – Computer Science Member
Dr. S. Harikaran, Coordinator – Commerce (IT) Member
Dr. V.T. Dhanaraj, Coordinator – Commerce (PA) Member
Dr. C. Kanagaraj, Coordinator, – Biotechnology Member
Dr. P. Srinivasan, Coordinator, – Microbiology Member
Dr. G. Sajeethkumar, HoD – Psychology Member
Mrs. D. Umamaheswari, HoD – Physics (i/c) Member
Mr. R. Hariharan, Placement Officer Member
Dr. S. Dhinakaran, Controller of Examinations Member
Mr. I. Santhosh, Administrative Officer Member
Mr. S. Sruthi, Nimble Wireless Ltd (Alumni) Member
Mr. Prakasan, Sub Inspector, BSF. (Parent) Member
Ms. S. Vishnu (Student-3rd B. Com CA) Member
Dr. S. N. Suresh, Dean – Science, IQAC Coordinator Co-ordinator