​​​​​​​About QAA Division


Mid-Western University (MWU) is an autonomous public higher education institution established by the Government of Nepal in 2010. It has a mission to serve the people of Nepal and enrich global learning community by extending the advantages of higher education in much deprived areas of the country. The University is dedicated to become "the Centre of Excellence" in teaching-learning, research and innovation and policy advocacy. Its primary goal is to set up a culture of inquiry-based learning in the country.

The University is strongly committed to impart quality education. For this, the institution has made a mandatory provision of having in place four tiers of quality assurance structural mechanism: the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) at the central level, Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QASC) at faculty level, Internal Quality Assurance Committee (IQAC) at the campus or institution level, and Self-Assessment Team (SAT) at the campus and program level to govern quality assurance, research, innovation, advocacy and publication related matters. In order to coordinate all the four tiers of QAA mechanism at the Institution, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (QAAD) has been established at the University.

In this respect, following the guidelines of University Grants Commission Nepal (UGC), MWU prioritizes on harmonizing following eight generic criteria for effective QAA system as stated in Policy and Guidelines on Quality Assurance-2019 of Mid-Western University:

a. QAA policy, procedures and good governance in place,

b. Transformation and continuous improvement of curricular aspects,

c. Quality teaching-learning and evaluation system,

d. Continuous conduction of research, innovation and community and industry extension activities,

e. Development and transformation of university-wide infrastructure and teaching-learning resourcefulness,

f. Student-centered support, guidance, development and promotion activities,

g. University-wide information system in place, and

h. Having provision of effective information system. 

 

Strategic Vision and Mission Statement of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division

Vision

Mid-Western University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (QAAD) aims to harmonize quality with universal relevance of its service delivery.

Mission

The mission of Mid-Western University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (QAAD) is to help the University in strengthening institutions, human resources, processes and technologies for effective design, delivery, evaluation and conformance of quality.

Composition of QAA Division

In line with the mandated organizational structure and design of the institution, Mid-Western University has established a separate division to undertake quality assurance and accreditation related matters. The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (QAAD) has been formed with following staffing:

  1. Executive Director of the Curriculum Development Center: Executive Director, QAA - 1
    1. Expert, QAA - 1
    2. Specialist, QAA -1
    3. Admin/Finance Officer - 1
    4. Office Attendant - 1

Functions and Responsibilities of QAA Division

The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (QAAD) as stated in Policy and Guidelines on Quality Assurance-2019 of Mid-Western University:

  1. To establish and implement various policies, strategies, and budgeting pertaining to quality assurance and accreditation of the University and its programs and campuses.
    1. To accomplish other works as deemed necessary from time to time.
    2. To facilitate the QAA process of all the higher education institutions under the University and conduct their internal review when and as needed.
    3. To manage the office and day-to-day functional operations of the Equivalence Section as an integral function of quality assurance. 
    4. To organize conferences, workshop, study visit and other related events to promote a culture of universal quality in higher education.
    5. To coordinate with QAC, QASC, IQAC, SAT and other task committees to facilitate all the matters pertaining to quality assurance function within the University.
    6. To provide with effective logistics support for the conduction of regular meetings of QAC.
    7. To prepare a roster of experts to be engaged in various functions of QAA process of the University.
    8. To manage day-to-day functional operations of the Office of QAA Division; maintain official records of QAC; manage physical infrastructure and other resources required for QAC and QAAD; support QASC and IQAC making them resourceful;
    9. To initiate effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) function pertaining to quality assurance across the various tiers of the structural mechanism.  
    10. To facilitate the functioning of different quality compliance and assurance sub-committees at faculty level and committees at institution level, specifically, QASC, IQAC and SAT.

For the effective policy intervention, governance and management of quality assurance related affairs, Mid-Western University has adopted a four-tier institutional system of quality compliance and assurance.