Internal Quality Assurance Cell

With the objective of implementation of Academic, Research, and Administrative policies of MAHER, their evaluation and assessment as well as quality up-gradation, it is proposed to create Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at MAHER as a quality sustenance measures. Since the quality enhancement is a continuous process, IQAC will remain part of the university and will constantly work towards the realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance.

The prime task of IQAC shall be to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the university. The IQAC will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system of the university and is aimed to become a vehicle for steering in quality enhancement by working out planned invention oriented strategies which removes the deficiencies and enhance quality.

IQAC Vision

IQAC at MAHER ensures quality work culture as the prime concern by internalizing all quality initiatives with internal as well as external support.

IQAC Objectives

The primary objectives of IQAC at MAHER are:

  • To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the university.
  • To promote measures for university functioning towards quality enhancement through Internalization of quality culture and implementation of best practices.
  • The IQAC will annually submit Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC office.
  • The IQAC will submit data at NIRF portal to participate in National Institute Ranking.


IQAC at MAHER shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
  • Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes.
  • Equitable access and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
  • The credibility of assessment and evaluation process.
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services.
  • Sharing of research findings and networking with other universities in India and abroad.

IQAC Functions

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks for all constituent faculty.
  • Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the university.
  • 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;
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related processes.
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders.
  • Organization of inter and intra university workshops/seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles in the university.
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the University for Coordinating quality-related Activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices.
  • Development and maintenance of university database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the quality.
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

IQAC Benefits

IQAC at MAHER will facilitate to followings:

  • Ensure clarity and focus in university functioning towards quality enhancement.
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture.
  • Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the university and synchronization of all good practices at constituent institutions/faculty.
  • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve university functioning.
  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in the university.
  • Build an organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.

IQAC Constitution

Composition of University IQAC, MAHER, Chennai (2020-21)

Designation Name
Prof. R.S. Neelakandan, Vice-Chancellor, MAHER, Chennai
Prof. B. Sivapatha Sundaram, Pro-VC, MAHER, Chennai, IQAC
Mr. S. Varadarajan, Member-BOM MAHER, Member
Administrative officer
Dr. B. Srinivasan, Controller of Examinations, MAHER, Chennai, Member
Dr. C. Krithika, Registrar, MAHER, Chennai, Member
Dr. N. Arunagirinathan, MAHER, Chennai (Academic Officer), Member
Dr. K. Revathi, Director Research, MAHER Chennai, Member
Member -Teacher
Dr. Urusula Sampson, Vice Principal & Head- Bio-chemistry, MMCHRI, Kanchipuram
Dr. R. Muthulakshmi, Prof. & HOD of Physiology, MMCHRI
Dr. K. Parimala, Prof. & HOD of Pharmacology, MMCHRI
Dr. M. Ganesan, Dept of General Surgery, MMCHRI
Dr. Jaideep Mahendra, Prof. & HOD of Periodontology, MADC
Prof. K. Saraswathi, Dept of Oral Medicine, MADC
Dr. S. Natarajan, HOD, General Medicine, MMCHRI
Mrs. Fabiola M. Dhanaraj, Principal, AMCON
Dr. K.V. Rajasekhar, Dean, MMCHRI
Dr. N. Ambalavanan, Principal, MADC
Dr. Velmurugan, Professor and HoD-Conservative Dentistry, MADC
Dr. M.Thangavel, Vice-Principal and Professor, FAHS
Dr. R.Ealangovan, Professor and Head-FYST, Member-Teacher
Dr. K. Srinivasagalu, General Medicine, MMCHRI
Mr. Vignesh, MMCHRI
Dr. Manoj Prabhakar
Member-Employer Nominee
Mr. Mallik Mohd. Sabir
Member-Industrialist Nominee
Mr. Vivekananda Potti
Member–Local Society/Stakeholder
Mrs. Meenakshi
Member- Stakeholder
Prof. Sumathi, Dept of Microbiology, SMMCHRI