About CIQA

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance

Quest for Excellence

The "Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)" of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University was established in accordance with the UGC (ODL) Regulations 2017 vide Notification No. BAOU/Reg./Admin/29941/2019 dated 16/10/2019. The reconstitution of CIQA Committee has been done in accordance with the UGC (ODL & OL Programmes) Regulations 2020 vide Notification No. BAOU/Reg./Admin/21022/2020 dated 29/12/2020. With the directive of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and University Grants Commission (UGC) through the ODL regulations 2017, the University established the CIQA with the primary focus to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness for quality assurance in academic and administrative areas and to work out the procedural details. The CIQA shall directly report to the Vice Chancellor, BAOU. The CIQA is the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring total quality management by ushering in innovations leading to achieving excellence and adoption of intervention strategies for monitoring their successful implementation.

CIQA Committee:

[Constituted as per provision of UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Learning Programmes) Regulations, 2020 vide letter No. BAOU/Admin/21022/2020 dated 29/12/2020]

  • Professor (Dr.) Ami Upadhyay, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, BAOU - Chairperson
  • Dr. Bhavin Trivedi, Registrar I/c., BAOU – Member
  • Professor (Dr.) P N Gajjar, Head, Department of Physics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad - Member
  • Professor (Dr.) Hitesh Raviya, Department of English, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - Member
  • Professor (Dr.) Jagdish Joshi, Member, Board of Management, BAOU – Member
  • Shri Sunil Shah, Representative of Industries Institutions, - Member
  • Dr. Pankaj Shukla, Chairman, Alumni Association, BAOU – Member
  • Dr. Avani Trivedi, Expert, ODL/OL Education, IGNOU – Member
  • Professor (Dr.) Manoj Shah, Head, Research Division, BAOU - Member
  • Dr. Maheshprasad Trivedi, Director - Academic, BAOU - Member
  • Mr. Ramanji Vaghela, Finance Officer, BAOU – Member
  • Dr. Awa Shukla, Director – I/c. Student Support Services, BAOU - Member
  • Dr. Himanshu Patel, Controller of Examination – I/c. , BAOU – Member
  • Dr. Kruti Chhaya, Coordinator, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, BAOU – Member
  • Professor (Dr.) Nilesh K Modi, Director & Coordinator, Centre for Internal Quality Assurance - Member Secretary

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