Accreditations and Academic Quality Improvement Cell

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Accreditation and Academic Quality Improvement Cell (AAQIC)

1. What is the role of AAQIC (Accreditations and Academic Quality Improvement Cell)?

A: The AAQIC plays a crucial role in ensuring and enhancing the quality of education at the University of Management and Technology. It ensures the implementation and compliance of the policies of University, HEC and Accreditation Bodies to improve the overall quality of the institution.

2.  What is the purpose of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in Higher Education? 

A: Quality Enhancement Cell in higher education aims at improving the standards and effectiveness of educational programs and services. It focuses on ensuring that the learning outcomes, teaching methodologies, assessment methods and students feedback.

3. What Accreditation and quality assurance processes does the AAQIC oversee? 

A: The AAQIC oversees the Accreditation and quality assurance processes for academic programs including internal academic audits, Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE), review of MS/MPhil and PhD programs, Conducting SARSs, coordinating with accrediting bodies, and ensuring compliance with quality standards and benchmarks.

4.     What measures does the AAQIC take to ensure the Quality of Academic Programs? 

 A: The AAQIC takes various measures to ensure the quality of academic programs, including students' feedback, peer observation, and Self-Assessment of Programs regularly.

5.    How can the AAQIC assist students with academic concerns? 

A: AAQIC takes students feedback every semester in which the students can express their concerns regarding the quality of the teaching, learning and environment provided for the education. The anonymity (responses are anonymous and wouldn’t be linked with individuals), confidentiality (only authorized personnel will access the data for improvement purpose) and non-attribution (feedback wouldn’t be attributed to specific individuals) of the students are ensured.

6.    How can I contact the AAQIC for further information?

A: You can contact the AAQIC through the given information on the website.

7.    What is the importance of Accreditation? 

 A: Accreditation is the process by which HEC or Accreditation bodies evaluates and verifies an institution's compliance with specific quality standards and criteria. 

8.    Are the UMT’s programs accredited by any council?

A: Yes, UMT's programs are accredited by their respective councils.

9.    What are the benefits of Memberships?

A: The memberships benefits include career support and placement, networking opportunities and professional development.

10. Does UMT have international memberships?

Yes:  UMT has several international memberships mentioned on the website.

11.  What are the institutional memberships at UMT?

A:  The institutional memberships at UMT include,, APQN,  SATHAPNQAHE, and QM.

12. What are the roles of Rankings for the University?

A: The Rankings aim to provide a comparative assessment of universities' performance regarding academic quality, research output, faculty reputation, student satisfaction and other relevant factors.

13. How are University Rankings determined? 

A: Ranking organisations use different methods to rank universities. Academic reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, research output, citations, international diversity, student satisfaction, employer reputation, and financial resources are common factors. 

14.  What are the credible University Rankings organisations?

A: Several organisations rank universities using their own methods. The prominent Rankings are QS, Times Higher Education, UI GreenMetric, and Globethics.

15. From where can I get the information about University Rankings?

A: The Rankings information can be found from the AAQIC website or through official websites of the respective Rankings.

16.  Which department handles the Rankings information of this University?

A: AAQIC keeps updated information about the University Rankings.

17. Does UMT have any international Rankings?

A: Yes, UMT best ranked by QS Asian Rankings, THE World Universities Rankings, THE Impact Rankings, THE Young Universities Rankings, UI GreenMetric, and Webometric as mentioned on the website.

18. What is Outcome Based Education (OBE)?

A: Outcomes-based education is a student-centred approach that emphasises what students should be able to do after graduation. It measures students' performance through learning outcomes and helps them acquire knowledge, skills and attitude. 

19. How is OBE different from traditional Teaching Methods? 

A: OBE is a learner-centred self-learning strategy that emphasises real-world application and experience at the end of a Program, session or course. OBE is a progressive model that includes curriculum reforms, evaluation, and assessment to promote high-order learning and critical thinking in students.

20. Has UMT implemented the OBE system in its programs?

UMT adopted an Outcome-Based Education approach in all of its programs which shifted the emphasis from traditional teaching methods to evaluating student performance based on measurable outcomes.

21. What are the Benefits of OBE for Students?

  1. Transparency: Focusing on results Outcome-based education (OBE) generates a transparent expectation of the top results.
  2. Analysis: In OBE, instructors will analyse the students' results and in which area they are upgraded by analyzing the talent and providing individual assistance and steering to meet their demands. 
  3. Participation: Students' participation in an institution is also an essential component of OBE for their learning and understanding of the material.

22.  What is the psychological significance of OBE?

A: In an OBE approach, a student is not a passive recipient but an active and focused participant in constructing knowledge and skills along the lines of the outcome. Frequent feedback about their performance will be a motivating factor that boosts their future learning endeavor.

23. What is the role of the Washington Accord in Bloom Taxonomy?

A: Implementation of OBE has its root in the Washington Accord. As per the agreement, it has been decided to adopt OBE with Bloom's taxonomy as the standard for scaling the levels of learning. Blooms Taxonomy is a widely accepted classification worldwide with appropriate variability to identify the level of learning from the basic level of rote memorisation to the highest order of creativity.

24. Question: What is student feedback and why is it important?

A:   Student feedback is the valuable input, opinions, and evaluations provided by students about the teaching methodology and learning environment.

25. Question: How can I provide feedback as a student?

A:   As a student, you can provide feedback by participating in online surveys and completing evaluation forms.

26. Question: What types of questions should I ask in a student feedback survey?

A:   In a student feedback survey, you can ask questions about the course content, teaching methods, instructor communication, assessment fairness, and learning resources. One can give input on areas for improvement and suggestions for enhancing the learning experience.

27. Question: Will my feedback be anonymous?

A:   Student feedback is kept confidential and anonymous to encourage honest and open responses.

28. Question: Can I provide feedback on specific courses or instructors?

A:   Yes, you can provide feedback on specific courses or instructors.

29. Question: Will my feedback be taken into consideration and lead to any changes?

A:   UMT mostly values student feedback and strives to consider it seriously.