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Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)

The CIQA at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) was established as per UGC (ODL) Regulations 2017 vide notification S-VYASA/ODL/1014-17 dated October 14, 2017, as a measure to maintain quality in Programs offered through Open Digital Learning (ODL) mode. The Cell is constituted to monitor, advice and review different quality aspects of the overall functioning of the University.

Following is the composition of CIQA
Prof Ramachandra G Bhatt Chairman
Dr R Chandrasekhar, Dean of Academics Member
Prof M K Sridhar, Dean, Division of Yoga & Humanities Member
Dr NateshBabu, Deputy Director, ODL Member
Dr Karuna Nagarajan, Deputy Director, Curriculum Development Member
Dr Kashinath Metri, Faculty Member
Dr Satyapriya Maharana, Faculty Member
Dr Promila Choudhary, Faculty Member
Dr Satyaprakash Purohit, Faculty Member
Dr Kuntal Ghosh, Faculty Member
Mrs Rashmi Atul Bapat, Faculty Member
Dr AshweenBilagi, Faculty Member
Dr V R Bharati Dhevi, Faculty Member
Dr B Amaranath, Registrar Convener

The Centre for Internal Quality Assurance has been created as a part of quality control measures enshrined in ODL Regulations, 2017. There are several exercises in the field of distance education that require a separate set of quality parameters, which may vary from the on-campus programs; for which the IQAC is the nodal agency. The activities in ODL include highly flexible delivery systems; and need primarily to be learner-centric. Hence this calls for a separate monitoring body overseeing the vital quality parameters. The formation of CIQA will ensure the adoption of qualitative distance education right through all the processes. The ODL programs envisaged in S-VYASA would be a lively model aimed at creating blended, Gurukula based, technology- assisted and a leaner-oriented model.

Some of the features are:

1. To render quality service to the ODL learners
2. To constantly revisit the system based on experience and keep the ODL activities dynamic
3. To maintain quality in all the key areas of ODL operations
4. All the Quality Assurance efforts will be made public and shared among all the stake holders
5. To keep in place an effective feed-back system
6. CIQA will be the nodal body to coordinate the inter functionality among all the departments of DDE
7. To provide interactive platforms among all players in ODL to exchange views, ideas and innovative practices
8. To ensure quality in the delivery tool from the preparation of Program Project Report for each program to evaluation of examination scripts
9. Maintaining accurate records of all the activities in ODL and generate reports of all kinds.


To achieve the objectives listed above, the following activities of CIQA will be in place:

1. The CIQA at S-VYASA would meet periodically to review the ongoing activities of the Directorate of Distance Education
2. To monitor the preparation of Program Project Report and ensure that the guidelines of the UGC are strictly adhered to
3. To oversee the preparation of SLM and suggest effective corrective measures wherever required
4. To follow up the effectiveness of Personal Contact Programs in terms of its reach, coverage and participation by the students
5. To engage constantly with the UGC and MHRD, and understand the implications of their guidelines
6. To be in touch with the other institutions offering ODL, and familiarize with the best practices followed elsewhere
7. To encourage research on distance education and encourage the Faculty of S-VYASA to go for publications and participate in seminars and conferences.
8. To prepare reports on the progress of DDE periodically and maintain key data on ODL activities in S-VYASA
9. To ensure that the learning is maximized through learner-centric approaches.


The functions of CIQA will include the following:

1. The CIQA will collect the Program Project Report (PPR. for each program and vet it for quality
2. It will get the PPRs approved by all the statutory bodies of S-VYASA
3. The CIQA will ensure the implementation of all the policies pertaining to distance education of S-VYASA
4. It will generate reports on various activities of DDE and make them available to the authorities of the University
5. It will ensure production of quality SLM for each program and look for the adoption of the guidelines of the UGC in the preparation of SLM
6. The CIQA will ensure the implementation of the UGC guidelines in every aspect of the functioning of DDE in S-VYASA.

Report on LMS Training for Staff Members at SVYASA

Date: 25-07-2023


This report outlines the LMS (Learning Management System) training organised by IQAC at S-VYASA for faculty members. The training aimed to familiarize the participants with the functionalities of the Learning Management System, including signing up, creating usernames and passwords, adding students, and admin accounts. The training aimed to equip the staff with the necessary skills to effectively use the LMS for academic purposes.

Training Overview:

The LMS training was held on 25-07-2023 and was attended all the faculty members from various departments across the university. The training was organized in Sruthi Mandir and was led by Mr. Sumanth.

Training Objectives:

main objectives of the LMS training were as follows:

  1. To introduce staff members to the university's LMS platform and its benefits.
  2. To demonstrate the process of signing up and creating individual user accounts.
  3. To teach participants how to add students to their respective courses within the LMS.
  4. To instruct the principal on how to add professors and grant them appropriate access.
Training Content:

The LMS training was divided into several key segments:

1. Introduction to the LMS:
  • Overview of the LMS software.
  • Explanation of its key features and functionalities.
  • Discussion on the benefits of using the LMS for both academic and administrative purposes.
2. User Registration:
  • Step-by-step guide on signing up for the LMS.
  • Participants created their individual usernames and passwords.
  • Detailed explanation of password security and best practices for account protection.
3. Adding Students to Courses:
  • Demonstration of how to add students to specific courses within the LMS.
  • Explanation of different user roles and permissions within the platform.
  • Discussion on the importance of accurate student data and maintaining confidentiality.
4. Managing Professor Accounts:
  • Instructions for the principal on how to add professors as users on the LMS.
  • Overview of professor-specific features and tools available within the platform.
  • Emphasis on maintaining data accuracy and managing access rights for professors.

The LMS training organised by IQAC conducted at [S-VYASA] was successful in providing staff members with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use the LMS platform. Participants learned how to sign up and create their own usernames and passwords, enabling them to access the system and perform their respective tasks. Furthermore, the principal was equipped with the ability to add professors and manage their accounts within the LMS.

The implementation of the LMS is expected to enhance the teaching and learning experience for both students and faculty, streamline administrative processes, and improve overall efficiency in managing academic activities.


To ensure the successful adoption and utilization of the LMS, the following recommendations are provided:

  1. Regular follow-up training sessions should be conducted to reinforce knowledge and address any queries or issues that may arise.
  2. Encourage faculty members to actively use the LMS by promoting its benefits and advantages.
  3. Create documentation and video tutorials to serve as quick references for staff members using the LMS.
  4. Periodically review the LMS usage statistics and gather feedback from users to identify areas for improvement and future enhancements.

Overall, the LMS training marks a positive step towards embracing technology in education and will contribute to the continued growth and success of S-VYASA.