Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA)

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE AUDIT The Bharathidasan University periodically undertakes the Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) through a peer review of the academic and administrative processes. The prime purpose of the AAA committee is to make a thorough inspection/audit of the Schools, Departments, specialized Centres and administrative offices of the University to enhance the quality of the academic and administrative performances. For the audit, the components taken into account are teaching, learning, evaluation, research consultancy and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, students' support and progression, innovative practices, students' evaluation of teachers and comprehensive exit assessment of the University by the outgoing students.

The first AAA Committee (AAAC) with Prof.M. Anandhakrishnan, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University as Chairman and Prof.G. Pankajam, former Vice-Chancellor of The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Prof.S. Devaraj Urs, Director, Institute for Development Studies, University of Mysore and Prof. V. Oommen, Department of Zoology, Kerala University, as members visited the University from 28 to 30 April 2005. Prof.K.V. Krishnamurthy, Co-ordinator, IQAC of the Bharathidasan University co-ordinated the visit. The committee has presented its report, commending the good-work done by the University.

The second AAAC was constituted with Prof.S. Sathikh, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras as the Chairman and Prof.O.V. Oommen, University of Kerala, Prof.C. Srinivasan, Department of Materials Science, Madurai Kamaraj University and Prof.V. Krishnamurthy, Bharathidasan University as members. The AAAC conducted the audit during 13-14, October 2008.

The third AAAC comprising of Prof.S. Sivasubramanian, former Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University as the Chairman and Prof.L. Kannan, former Vice-Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University, Prof.P. Gunasekaran, Department of Genetics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Prof.M. Thangaraj, Department of Economics, University of Madras, Prof.M. Jayakumar, Department of Extension, Career Guidance & Students Welfare, Bharathiar University and Prof.M. Selvam, Department of International Business and Commerce, Alagappa University as members visited the University during 25-27, August 2011. Prof.M. Daniel, Director of the IQAC of the Bharathidasan University coordinated the visit.

The fourth AAA was performed during 2-4, September 2015 by a committee with Prof.S.P. Thiagarajan, former Vice-Chanellor of University of Madras, Dean (Research) of Sri Ramachandra University as the Chairman and Prof.P. Kaliraj, former Vice-Chancellor (officiating) of Anna University, Prof.K. Pitchumani, Department of Natural Products Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Prof.A. Balasubramanian, Department of Earth Science, University of Mysore and Prof.S. Rajendran, Department of Economics, The Gandhigram Rural Institute as members. The AAA was coordinated by Prof.S. Rajasekar, Director, IQAC. The committee submitted a report based on observations and findings and passed on its suggestions and recommendations.