Internal Quality Assurance Cell
 Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies,
Sarnath, Varanasi


As per National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines, 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 becomes a part of the institution's system and works towards the realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance.

To fulfil the noble vision of NAAC, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at CIHTS has been established as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of the institute since 15th April, 2010.


The floral chakra is a depiction of the enduring Buddhist Heritage of Sarnath. The blazing sword of Bodhisattva Manjushri is symbolic of discernment and knowledge that cuts through the darkness of ignorance. The colours blue and orange represent Sky & Sun respectively. Together, in a simple and sophisticated layout, they constitute the logo of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) which is committed to developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of this institution and promoting its holistic academic excellence.

As depicted in our logo, the primary responsibility of IQAC, CIHTS is to ensure the quality at various levels and sectors of the Institute. It ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of measures taken used to provide high-quality education and evaluates the degree to which each task is fulfilled. 

The Prime objective of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
IQAC cell is determined to ensure fruitful collaboration among all the stakeholders for the development of a better teaching-learning experience.
The cell also works as a potential Grievance Redressal mechanism with various other cells associated with it.

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 programmes 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 functioning of the support structure and services 

Research sharing 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 the various academic and administrative activities of the institution
Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education
Organization of workshops, seminars on quality-related themes and promotion of quality circles
Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement

Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities 

Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters. 

IQAC will facilitate:
To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitate internalization of the quality culture NAAC for Quality and Excellence in Higher Education
To enhancement and integration the various activities of the institution and to institutionalize many good practices
To provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning
To act as a change agent in the institution

To better internal communication 

(Source: UGC and NAAC Documents)