In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, NAAC proposes 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 realisation 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. To that end, Utkal University has set up a fully functioning IQAC whose genesis and vision is as follows:


Genesis of IQAC at Utkal University


The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Utkal University was established on 2nd January in the year 2008.



The vision of the cell is to act as a catalyst of change for improving quality in teaching, research, infrastructure and learning, resources, boarding and placement. With periodical reviews of all aspects of the University with a bearing on quality, the cell aims at creating awareness for quality as; quality is a journey not a destination. The basic quality for IQAC is: Teachers Teach, Students Learn, All others Facilitate the process.


Goals of IQAC

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.

Prof.Sabita Acharya
Vice Chancellor

Prof. Pravati Kumari Mahapatra
Director IQAC

A+ Grade

87th Rank

UGC Category 1

Present Director, IQAC

Prof. Pravati Kumari Mahapatra,
Department of Zoology

Director of the Cell.  
April 2018- Continuing

Ex-Directors of IQAC

Prof. Susmit Prasad Pani,
Directorate of Distance and Continuing EducationDirector IQAC
January 2008 – 2014.



Prof. Ranjan Kumar Bal,
Department of Commerce and Chairman PG CouncilDirector IQAC.
October 2014 – 2016.  
Prof. Kishor Kumar Basa,
Department of AnthropologyDirector IQAC.  
June 2016 – 2018


Strategies adopted by the IQAC are:
  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative andfinancial tasks.
  • Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes.
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
  • The credibility of assessment and evaluation process.
  • Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad
Some of the functions of the IQAC are:
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks.
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality educationand faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology forparticipatory teaching and learning process.
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutionalprocesses.
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders.
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.



  • Academic Audit of all teaching departments
  • Meeting of Institutional Ethics Committee
  • Meeting of the members of IQAC committee
  • Uploading Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the University in NAAC portal
  • Uploading NIRF data in the MHRD portal



  • In collaboration with Elsevier on “Institutional ranking and Importance of Data”
  • WB_OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar cum Exhibition “Art and Science of Photography”.
  • Coordinate the review meeting of the NAAC Mentors for affiliated colleges of Utkal University
  • Webinar on Patent filing and processing
  • Webinar on “COVID-19 on Epidemiology and laboratory updates”
  • Webinar on Coping with Covid: Some Tips and Tools
  • Webinar on Cyber Safety and Security in the Digital World
  • Review meeting of all faculty members on position of Utkal University in NIRF
  • Workshop on “Preparedness for NAAC accreditation” with all heads and their representatives. Prof. AK Rath, Advisor NAAC graced the occasion as the chief speaker
  • Review meeting with all heads on Preparedness for 3rd cycle of NAAC accreditation
  • Review meeting with Vice Chairperson Odisha Higher Education Council (OHEC) and Executive members OHEC with working committee members of NAAC accreditation, Utkal University

IQAC Action taken report

Sl. No Year Download
1 2016-17 Click Here
2 2017-18 Click Here
3 2018-19 Click Here
4 2019-20 Click Here


IQAC Meeting