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The University has
established Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) on 31.12.2009 based on
the recommendations of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi vide its letter
F.No.DEC/SOU/01/09-10/3815, dated 05.10.2009. Prof. C. Pushpa Ramakrishna,
retired Professor of English was appointed as Senior Consultant to the CIQA.
Later, Prof. M.S. Hayat, Professor of Urdu was appointed as full-time Director
on 11-07-2012. On his
superannuation, Prof. S. V. Rajasekhara Reddy, Professor of Geology was
appointed as Director, CIQA on 01-09-2015. Prof. Y.S. Kiranmayi, Professor
of Business Management was appointed as Director, CIQA on 14-11-16.
The University has
merged CIQA with Prof. G. Ram Reddy Research Academy of Distance Education
(GRADE) on 13-04-2017 and appointed Prof. G. Pushpa Chakrapani, Professor of
Physics as Director, CIQA. As the matter stood thus, the University Grants
Commission-Distance Education Bureau (UGC-DEB) issued detailed guidelines and
regulations governing the operationalization of the CIQA as a part of ODL
Regulations 2017 and communicated the same to the University, mandating the
establishment of CIQA and for observance of its guidelines vide reference to
F.No. 2-4/2015 (DEB-III) dated 23 rd June, 2017 ODL Regulations 2017 wherein the
activities in detail are to be carried out by CIQA as specified. As already
mentioned, the University has created CIQA in 2010 itself, much before the
issuance of guidelines, but the same had to be strengthened as per the
objectives and functions, as stipulated in the UGC ODL Regulations 2017. Upon
completion of the term of Prof. G. Pushpa Chakrapani, on 01-02-2020,
Prof.P.Madhusudhana Reddy, Prof of Geology has taken over as the Director CIQA
and continuing his services till date.
Promote & Sustain Quality of Open & Distance Learning in Open University System.
To enable external assessment & accreditation of the institution.
2. To undertake training for continuous enhancement of teaching, learning &
3. To arrange for internal assessment & feedback from the Partner
institutions in Open & Distance Learning.