Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)

The “Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)” of Tamil Nadu Open University was established in accordance with the UGC -ODL Regulations 2017 dated 23rd June, 2017 vide F.No. TNOU/ Office Order-47/2019/021 dated 18th January, 2019 in pursuance to the Syndicate Resolution Item No.46.18 of the 46th Syndicate Meeting held on 13th December, 2018.

As per the directive of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi through the UGC-ODL Regulations 2017, the Tamil Nadu Open University established the CIQA with the primary focus to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness for Quality Assurance (QA) in the Academic and Administrative areas and to work out the procedural details.

The CIQA shall directly report to the Vice-Chancellor, TNOU. The CIQA is the Nodal Agency entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring Total Quality Management (TQM) by ushering in innovations leading to achieving excellence and adoption of intervention strategies for monitoring their successful implementation.