Nirma University recognizes the significance of academic quality assurance to work towards realization of quality enhancement and sustenance in the higher education operation. To channelize all efforts and measures of the University towards promoting its holistic academic excellence, Centre for Quality Assurance and Academic Development – CQAAD (formerly known as the Academic Development & Research Cell – ADR Cell) has been established. The prime task of the CQAAD is to facilitate and participate in the development of a system for conscious and consistent improvement in the academic and administrative performance of the University.
The Centre facilitates the constituent institutes to ensure the sustenance of the best academic practices; suggests innovative practices; takes initiatives to remove deficiencies and enhance academic and administrative quality; promotes finest learning–teaching ambience and prepares for accreditation. For the growth and professional development of the University faculty, the CQAAD organizes induction and orientation programmes, refresher courses, workshops, seminars, inspirational talks. The CQAAD also plans and executes the professional development programmes for the administrative staff of the University.
Adding to it, the CQAAD undertakes department, institute and university level academic audit to facilitate the efforts of the constituent institutes of the University in leveraging the academic and research standards, conformity to strategic planning and overseeing extension activities for social benefits, etc.