Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)


  • Overview
  • Composition
  • Reports

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in Bengaluru, recommends every accredited institution to establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure. The IQAC aims to develop a system for continuous improvement in the institution’s performance, fostering a sense of belonging and participation.

Vision of the IQAC

To promote quality culture as the prime concern of Higher Education Institutions through institutionalizing and internalizing all the quality-enhancing and sustaining initiatives taken with internal and external support.


The primary aim of the IQAC is:

  • To develop a mechanism to promote conscious, consistent and catalytic action plans to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote institutional quality enhancement and sustenance through the internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of the best practices.


Functions of the IQAC at NLSIU include:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks;
  • Setting parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty development to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all the stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all the stakeholders;
  • Organization of intra- and inter-institutional workshops and seminars on quality- related themes and promotion of quality circles;
  • Documentation of various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of the best practices;
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing institutional quality;
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audits along with their follow-up activities; and
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per the guidelines and parameters of NAAC.


As per the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines, the IQAC in every institution should be constituted under the chairpersonship of the Head of the Institution with heads of key academic and administrative units, a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of the local management and stakeholders as members.

Members of the IQAC at NLSIU:

  • Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Chairperson
  • Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Nigam, Registrar, Member
  • Prof. (Dr.) T.S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, Coordinator
  • Dr. V.S. Elizabeth V.S., Professor of History, Member
  • Dr. Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Associate Professor of Law, Member
  • Dr. Sharada Shindhe, Assistant Professor of Law, Member
  • Mr. Shailesh Agarwal, Chief Operating Officer, Member
  • Mr. Manish, Visiting Assistant Professor, Member
  • Mr. Vikas N.M., Partner, Partner, Keystone Partners, Co-Founder TERES, Member
  • Ms. Aditi Sheth & Mr. M.V. Ashish (Students), Members

Annual Reports

AY 2020-21
AY 2021-22
AY 2022-23

Student Survey Reports

Feedback 2020-21
Feedback 2021-22
Feedback 2022-23

Internship Diaries


Previous AQARs


Institutional Best Practices