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IQAC

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

IQAC of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) was established with the objective to review and analyze the academic standards and performance indicators and form strategies to constantly improve the quality of higher education.

Vision

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.

Objective

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.

Strategies

IQAC shall evolve a mechanism and procedures for

  • a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial units;

  • b) Adoption of relevant and quality academic and research programmes;

  • c) Ensuring equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of the society;

  • d) Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;

  • e) Ensuring credible assessment and evaluation processes;

  • f) Ensuring the proper allocation, adequacy and maintenance of support structure and services; and

  • g) Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad

Functions

  • a) Development and application of quality benchmarks;

  • b) Setting parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

  • c) 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;

  • d) Collection and analysis of feedback from all the stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

  • d) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all the stakeholders;

  • e) Organization of intra- and inter-institutional workshops and seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;

  • f) Documentation of various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;

  • g) Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of the best practices;

  • h) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing institutional quality;

  • i) Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audits along with their follow-up activities; and

  • j) Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per the guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute to

  • a) Ensuring clarity and focus in the institution’s march towards quality enhancement;

  • b) Ensuring internalization of quality culture;

  • b) Ensuring enhancement and coordination among the various units and activities of the institution and institutionalizing all good practices;

  • c) Providing a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;

  • d) Acting as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs; and

  • e) Building a sound methodology for documentation and internal communication.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Council members list

Sl.No IQAC Composition Name Designation
1 Chairperson Prof. Dr. Shantha Ravisankar Vice Chancellor, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
2 Management Representative Ms.Jeyendrasaraswathi S Registrar, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
3 Administrative Representative Dr. Jayakar Thomas Director Research, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
4 Administrative Representative Dr. Nirupa S Controller of Examinations, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
5 Administrative Representative Mr.Mohan R Finance Officer, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
6 Administrative Representative Mr.Dhinakaran D Legal Officer, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
7 Administrative Representative Mr.Manickam M Head Infrastructure, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
8 Administrative Representative Mr. Sathish Kumar IT Head, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
9 Administrative Representative Dr.Jagannathan N R Professor of Eminence, Dept. of Radiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
10 Administrative Representative Dr. Pitchai Balashanmugam K Dean, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
11 Administrative Representative Dr. Kumar Ebenezar Principal In-charge, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
12 Administrative Representative Dr. Hepsibah Sharmil Principal, Chettinad College of Nursing
13 Administrative Representative Dr.Lakshmi K Professor & Dean In-charge, Chettinad School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
14 Administrative Representative Dr. Senthil P Professor & Dean In-charge, Chettinad School of Physiotherapy
15 Teacher Representative Dr. Anbarasi Professor, Physiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
16 Teacher Representative Dr.Priyadarshini shanmugam Professor & Head, Microbiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
17 Teacher Representative Dr.Maignana Kumar R Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
18 Teacher Representative Ar.Vaidyanathan K Associate Professor, Chettinad School of Architecture
19 Teacher Representative Ms. Ruchi Sinha Associate Professor, Chettinad School of Law
20 Teacher Representative Dr.Shoba Narayan Associate Professor, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
21 Teacher Representative Dr. Abinaya Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
22 Teacher Representative Dr. Jasmine Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
23 Student Ms. Mrinalini Student, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
24 Alumni Dr.Rajesh Kannan S Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
25 Nominee from local society / Nominee from Employers Dr.Rajesh P Principal, Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute
26 Industrialists / stakeholders / Nominee from Employers Dr. Balasubramanian T Former Vice Chancellor, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
27 Industrialists / stakeholders Dr. Ananathakrishanan Sivaraman Consultant Urologist, Uro Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon, CURI Hospital, Chennai
28 Deputy Director – IQAC Dr. Ahamed Basha Abdul Bari Professor, Physiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
29 Director – IQAC Dr.Arun Kumar R Vice Principal & Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

IQAC Programs on Qualitative Initiatives

List of Programs

Click to view: Accreditation and Awards

NAAC Undertaking

Click to View

Institutional Distinctiveness

2020-2021

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, one of the constituent colleges and a major stakeholder of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education was started with the core objective of transforming medical education, contributing to research and development in health and biological sciences and above all, providing affordable and quality healthcare at global standards to the population in need.

The hospital is located in the suburban and rural zone in the outskirts of Chennai and from the time it was started, the key focus is to offer state-of-the-art, tertiary care along with preventive health care at the community level. The medical college and hospital have Essentiality certificate issued by Tamilnadu Govt, and necessary statutory permissions and recognitions from the Ministry of Health and family welfare, Govt. of India.

Health care in rural centres:

The doctors from CHRI have been serving in the primary health centres and other hospitals, in Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram and Chennai districts to offer health care, apart from the routine service being rendered at the satellite health centres of CHRI, Poonjeri and Karapakkam. The health care services were offered at the following Primary Health Centres: Kannaginagar, Kelambakkam, Thandalam and Semmencheri. The doctors from all the specialities including General Medicine, Orthopaedics, OBG, Ophthalmology, etc. are allocated to these PHCs daily on rotation, thereby improving the manpower and the quality of health care provided at these centres.

The ophthalmologists from CHRI are being posted in Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal.

The satellite health centres of CHRI have been upgraded, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic including setting up of a new oxygen plant at Poonjeri.

COVID-19 care:

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, CHRI has been fully equipped in terms of manpower and other necessary resources for handling COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. The microbiology lab has BSL 2 facility and is an ICMR recognized centre for COVID-19 testing. More than 5000 COVID patients have been treated and more than 25000 RT-PCR tests have been carried out. In addition, CHRI also offered COVID-19 home care, which included sample collection at home for COVID diagnosis, teleconsultation and medicines delivery to the patients at home, round the clock.

2015-2020

Healthcare to all

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) has nurtured “Health care to all” as a distinctive priority area, being a Healthcare Institute.

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, one of the constituent colleges and a major stakeholder of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education was started with the core objective of transforming medical education, contributing to research and development in health and biological sciences and above all, providing affordable and quality healthcare at global standards to the population in need.

The hospital is located in the suburban and rural zone in the outskirts of Chennai and from the time it was started the key focus has been to offer state-of-the-art, tertiary care along with preventive health care at the community level. The medical college and hospital has Essentiality certificate issued by the Tamil Nadu Govt and necessary statutory permissions and recognitions from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

The hospital is located within the 33.45 acre lush green zone where gasoline operated vehicular movement is restricted. It has 1180 beds besides more than 100 ICU beds, 16 operation theatres and 24×7 emergency and trauma care centre. The wards are spacious with adequate distance maintained between beds and every ward is self-sufficient with all supportive infrastructure facilities such as the pantry, treatment room, duty doctor’s room, nursing station, demo room and restrooms.  Every aspect of the infrastructure is carefully designed by keeping patients’ convenience and utility in mind and it is a wonderfully created infrastructure for a medical college and hospital.

The doctors working in the hospital are highly qualified and experienced and they execute the triple role of being medical teacher, researcher and treating doctors. All the doctors are with MD/MS and DM/MCh qualifications and are highly reputed in their own specialty.  The hospital has all advanced facilities to handle patients in general specialties and super specialties. The hospital offers services in i) Medicine and allied specialties like General Medicine, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry & Pulmonology, ii) Surgery and allied specialties like General  Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT & Ophthalmology, iii) Obstetrics and Gynaecology and iv) Super specialty services including Cardiology, Neurology, Medical Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Urology & Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Liver and renal translations are carried out in our hospital. 

Besides, the hospital has high-end laboratory services in Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry and radiology department with CT scan, MRI scan, USG scan and digital X-ray facilities. The lab services are accredited by NABL for more than 10 years. The microbiology lab has BSL II and III facilities and is an ICMR recognized centre for COVID-19 testing.

The Institute, right from inception, has been focusing on improving the overall and holistic health of the surrounding population. The census data with regard to the clinical material is ever improving and it was mainly due to the excellent care our doctors are offering and the good feedback given by the patients on our patient care. The achievement that the hospital could make in a short span of 10 years can be seen in the numbers of various hospital statistics.  And basically the hospital has adequate clinical material that fulfils the criteria recommended by the medical regulatory body for training the students of UG, PG and super speciality programs.

Outpatient data: The average number of daily out-patients was 3456 in the year 2015, 3543 in 2016, 3590 in 2017, 4585 in 2018 and 4824 in 2019.

Inpatient data: The number of teaching beds in the hospital was 1110 in 2015 & 2016, 1150 in 2017 and 1180 in 2018 and 2019. The average daily bed occupancy rate was always more than 80% in all these years, 85% in 2015, 2016 & 2017 and it was 84% in 2018 and 2019. On an average, 245 new patients were admitted every day in 2015 which became 251 admissions in 2016, 255 admissions in 2017, 293 in 2018 and 302 admissions in 2019. 

The daily average of major surgeries was 49, 51, 52, 62 and 64 in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The average daily deliveries including the normal deliveries and caesarean sections were 9 in the year 2015 and it increased gradually to 12 in 2019.

Similarly, the diagnostic and radiological data are also adequate. The daily average investigative workload is 785 X-rays, 31 MRIs, 40 CT scans and 305 ultrasound scans.  The daily average lab workload is 2418 samples in Biochemistry, 437 in Microbiology, 174 in serology, 2508 in Haematology and 457 samples in clinical pathology.

The hospital is running a free community hospital on the main campus besides the other speciality departments. Under this community hospital, the patients in the surrounding villages are offered free pick up & drop at their doorstep, free OPD consultation, free investigations and medicines. The hospital owns and operates rural and urban health centers approximately 15 kilometres from the main campus. They are offering primary and secondary health care to the people surrounding the respective centres. On an average more than 100 patients visit the rural and urban centers and free treatment is offered to them. In addition to general medical care, specialty medical care, ultrasound scan, X-ray and Lab investigations are also offered in these satellite centres.

In summary, the vision of offering high quality and affordable healthcare to the rural and semi urban population has been translated into reality and the numbers indicate that our patient care is one of our distinguished areas where we have achieved significantly. 

Outcome analysis of POs, Cos and PSOs

Method of Analysis of Course Outcome (CO), Program Outcome (PO) and Program Specific Outcome (PSO)

Course Outcome (CO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of course outcome is by direct assessment method and is based on the number of students who appeared for the exam for that said course.

The performance of the students in continuous as well as internal evaluation is set as a target for attainment calculation.

10% above the minimum pass mark is the attainment criteria

The four levels of set target are as follows

For PG programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

For UG Programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 3: Very good >50% and < 60% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Programme Outcome (PO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of Programme outcome is by direct assessment method.

This is computed by summation of the attainment level of all the courses attended for the year divided by the number of courses attended

For PG programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 3: Very good >50% and < 60% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 2: Good – > 40% and < 50% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

For UG Programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 2: Good > 40% and < 50% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Programme Specific Outcome (PSO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of Programme specific outcome is direct assessment and indirect assessment method. The direct method is based on 80% weightage to PO and 20 % to the feedback survey by students.

Indirect method of assessment -Feedback survey by students -iPO

An exit survey is conducted for students at the end of the year of the Programme. The set target for attainment is as follows:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students rate the Programme as very good

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students rate the Programme as very good

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students rate the Programme as very good

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students rate the Programme as very good

Programme Specific outcome (PSO) calculation

80% of direct assessment method from PO

20% of indirect method from iPO

PSO = (0.8 *PO) + (0.2 * iPO)

Set target for attainment

4 Excellent
3-4 Very Good
2-3 Good
1-2 Satisfactory

NAAC Peer Team Visit

3rd Cycle (June 06-08, 2022)

06.06.2022

Part-I
Part-II
Part-III

07.06.2022

Part-I
Part-II
Part-III

08.06.2022

Part-I

IQAC Vision & Objectives

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

IQAC of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) was established with the objective to review and analyze the academic standards and performance indicators and form strategies to constantly improve the quality of higher education.

Vision

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.

Objective

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.

IQAC Strategies & Functions

Strategies

IQAC shall evolve a mechanism and procedures for

  • a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial units;

  • b) Adoption of relevant and quality academic and research programmes;

  • c) Ensuring equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of the society;

  • d) Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;

  • e) Ensuring credible assessment and evaluation processes;

  • f) Ensuring the proper allocation, adequacy and maintenance of support structure and services; and

  • g) Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad

Functions

  • a) Development and application of quality benchmarks;

  • b) Setting parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

  • c) 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;

  • d) Collection and analysis of feedback from all the stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

  • d) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all the stakeholders;

  • e) Organization of intra- and inter-institutional workshops and seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;

  • f) Documentation of various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;

  • g) Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of the best practices;

  • h) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing institutional quality;

  • i) Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audits along with their follow-up activities; and

  • j) Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per the guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

IQAC Benefits

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute to

  • a) Ensuring clarity and focus in the institution’s march towards quality enhancement;

  • b) Ensuring internalization of quality culture;

  • b) Ensuring enhancement and coordination among the various units and activities of the institution and institutionalizing all good practices;

  • c) Providing a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;

  • d) Acting as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs; and

  • e) Building a sound methodology for documentation and internal communication.

IQAC Organogram

IQAC Members

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Council members list

Sl.No IQAC Composition Name Designation
1 Chairperson Prof. Dr. Shantha Ravisankar Vice Chancellor, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
2 Management Representative Ms.Jeyendrasaraswathi S Registrar, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
3 Administrative Representative Dr. Jayakar Thomas Director Research, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
4 Administrative Representative Dr. Nirupa S Controller of Examinations, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
5 Administrative Representative Mr.Mohan R Finance Officer, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
6 Administrative Representative Mr.Dhinakaran D Legal Officer, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
7 Administrative Representative Mr.Manickam M Head Infrastructure, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
8 Administrative Representative Mr. Sathish Kumar IT Head, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
9 Administrative Representative Dr.Jagannathan N R Professor of Eminence, Dept. of Radiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
10 Administrative Representative Dr. Pitchai Balashanmugam K Dean, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
11 Administrative Representative Dr. Kumar Ebenezar Principal In-charge, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
12 Administrative Representative Dr. Hepsibah Sharmil Principal, Chettinad College of Nursing
13 Administrative Representative Dr.Lakshmi K Professor & Dean In-charge, Chettinad School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
14 Administrative Representative Dr. Senthil P Professor & Dean In-charge, Chettinad School of Physiotherapy
15 Teacher Representative Dr. Anbarasi Professor, Physiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
16 Teacher Representative Dr.Priyadarshini shanmugam Professor & Head, Microbiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
17 Teacher Representative Dr.Maignana Kumar R Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
18 Teacher Representative Ar.Vaidyanathan K Associate Professor, Chettinad School of Architecture
19 Teacher Representative Ms. Ruchi Sinha Associate Professor, Chettinad School of Law
20 Teacher Representative Dr.Shoba Narayan Associate Professor, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
21 Teacher Representative Dr. Abinaya Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
22 Teacher Representative Dr. Jasmine Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
23 Student Ms. Mrinalini Student, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
24 Alumni Dr.Rajesh Kannan S Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
25 Nominee from local society / Nominee from Employers Dr.Rajesh P Principal, Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute
26 Industrialists / stakeholders / Nominee from Employers Dr. Balasubramanian T Former Vice Chancellor, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
27 Industrialists / stakeholders Dr. Ananathakrishanan Sivaraman Consultant Urologist, Uro Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon, CURI Hospital, Chennai
28 Deputy Director – IQAC Dr. Ahamed Basha Abdul Bari Professor, Physiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
29 Director – IQAC Dr.Arun Kumar R Vice Principal & Professor, Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

IQAC Programs on Quality Initiatives

IQAC Programs on Qualitative Initiatives

List of Programs

AQAR
Accreditation and Awards

Click to view: Accreditation and Awards

NAAC Undertaking
Plan of Action & Outcome
Institutional Distinctiveness

Institutional Distinctiveness

2020-2021

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, one of the constituent colleges and a major stakeholder of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education was started with the core objective of transforming medical education, contributing to research and development in health and biological sciences and above all, providing affordable and quality healthcare at global standards to the population in need.

The hospital is located in the suburban and rural zone in the outskirts of Chennai and from the time it was started, the key focus is to offer state-of-the-art, tertiary care along with preventive health care at the community level. The medical college and hospital have Essentiality certificate issued by Tamilnadu Govt, and necessary statutory permissions and recognitions from the Ministry of Health and family welfare, Govt. of India.

Health care in rural centres:

The doctors from CHRI have been serving in the primary health centres and other hospitals, in Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram and Chennai districts to offer health care, apart from the routine service being rendered at the satellite health centres of CHRI, Poonjeri and Karapakkam. The health care services were offered at the following Primary Health Centres: Kannaginagar, Kelambakkam, Thandalam and Semmencheri. The doctors from all the specialities including General Medicine, Orthopaedics, OBG, Ophthalmology, etc. are allocated to these PHCs daily on rotation, thereby improving the manpower and the quality of health care provided at these centres.

The ophthalmologists from CHRI are being posted in Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal.

The satellite health centres of CHRI have been upgraded, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic including setting up of a new oxygen plant at Poonjeri.

COVID-19 care:

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, CHRI has been fully equipped in terms of manpower and other necessary resources for handling COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. The microbiology lab has BSL 2 facility and is an ICMR recognized centre for COVID-19 testing. More than 5000 COVID patients have been treated and more than 25000 RT-PCR tests have been carried out. In addition, CHRI also offered COVID-19 home care, which included sample collection at home for COVID diagnosis, teleconsultation and medicines delivery to the patients at home, round the clock.

2015-2020

Healthcare to all

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) has nurtured “Health care to all” as a distinctive priority area, being a Healthcare Institute.

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, one of the constituent colleges and a major stakeholder of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education was started with the core objective of transforming medical education, contributing to research and development in health and biological sciences and above all, providing affordable and quality healthcare at global standards to the population in need.

The hospital is located in the suburban and rural zone in the outskirts of Chennai and from the time it was started the key focus has been to offer state-of-the-art, tertiary care along with preventive health care at the community level. The medical college and hospital has Essentiality certificate issued by the Tamil Nadu Govt and necessary statutory permissions and recognitions from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

The hospital is located within the 33.45 acre lush green zone where gasoline operated vehicular movement is restricted. It has 1180 beds besides more than 100 ICU beds, 16 operation theatres and 24×7 emergency and trauma care centre. The wards are spacious with adequate distance maintained between beds and every ward is self-sufficient with all supportive infrastructure facilities such as the pantry, treatment room, duty doctor’s room, nursing station, demo room and restrooms.  Every aspect of the infrastructure is carefully designed by keeping patients’ convenience and utility in mind and it is a wonderfully created infrastructure for a medical college and hospital.

The doctors working in the hospital are highly qualified and experienced and they execute the triple role of being medical teacher, researcher and treating doctors. All the doctors are with MD/MS and DM/MCh qualifications and are highly reputed in their own specialty.  The hospital has all advanced facilities to handle patients in general specialties and super specialties. The hospital offers services in i) Medicine and allied specialties like General Medicine, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry & Pulmonology, ii) Surgery and allied specialties like General  Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT & Ophthalmology, iii) Obstetrics and Gynaecology and iv) Super specialty services including Cardiology, Neurology, Medical Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Urology & Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Liver and renal translations are carried out in our hospital. 

Besides, the hospital has high-end laboratory services in Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry and radiology department with CT scan, MRI scan, USG scan and digital X-ray facilities. The lab services are accredited by NABL for more than 10 years. The microbiology lab has BSL II and III facilities and is an ICMR recognized centre for COVID-19 testing.

The Institute, right from inception, has been focusing on improving the overall and holistic health of the surrounding population. The census data with regard to the clinical material is ever improving and it was mainly due to the excellent care our doctors are offering and the good feedback given by the patients on our patient care. The achievement that the hospital could make in a short span of 10 years can be seen in the numbers of various hospital statistics.  And basically the hospital has adequate clinical material that fulfils the criteria recommended by the medical regulatory body for training the students of UG, PG and super speciality programs.

Outpatient data: The average number of daily out-patients was 3456 in the year 2015, 3543 in 2016, 3590 in 2017, 4585 in 2018 and 4824 in 2019.

Inpatient data: The number of teaching beds in the hospital was 1110 in 2015 & 2016, 1150 in 2017 and 1180 in 2018 and 2019. The average daily bed occupancy rate was always more than 80% in all these years, 85% in 2015, 2016 & 2017 and it was 84% in 2018 and 2019. On an average, 245 new patients were admitted every day in 2015 which became 251 admissions in 2016, 255 admissions in 2017, 293 in 2018 and 302 admissions in 2019. 

The daily average of major surgeries was 49, 51, 52, 62 and 64 in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The average daily deliveries including the normal deliveries and caesarean sections were 9 in the year 2015 and it increased gradually to 12 in 2019.

Similarly, the diagnostic and radiological data are also adequate. The daily average investigative workload is 785 X-rays, 31 MRIs, 40 CT scans and 305 ultrasound scans.  The daily average lab workload is 2418 samples in Biochemistry, 437 in Microbiology, 174 in serology, 2508 in Haematology and 457 samples in clinical pathology.

The hospital is running a free community hospital on the main campus besides the other speciality departments. Under this community hospital, the patients in the surrounding villages are offered free pick up & drop at their doorstep, free OPD consultation, free investigations and medicines. The hospital owns and operates rural and urban health centers approximately 15 kilometres from the main campus. They are offering primary and secondary health care to the people surrounding the respective centres. On an average more than 100 patients visit the rural and urban centers and free treatment is offered to them. In addition to general medical care, specialty medical care, ultrasound scan, X-ray and Lab investigations are also offered in these satellite centres.

In summary, the vision of offering high quality and affordable healthcare to the rural and semi urban population has been translated into reality and the numbers indicate that our patient care is one of our distinguished areas where we have achieved significantly. 

PO-CO Mapping

Outcome analysis of POs, Cos and PSOs

Method of Analysis of Course Outcome (CO), Program Outcome (PO) and Program Specific Outcome (PSO)

Course Outcome (CO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of course outcome is by direct assessment method and is based on the number of students who appeared for the exam for that said course.

The performance of the students in continuous as well as internal evaluation is set as a target for attainment calculation.

10% above the minimum pass mark is the attainment criteria

The four levels of set target are as follows

For PG programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 60% marks in the course evaluation

For UG Programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 3: Very good >50% and < 60% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 50% marks in the course evaluation

Programme Outcome (PO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of Programme outcome is by direct assessment method.

This is computed by summation of the attainment level of all the courses attended for the year divided by the number of courses attended

For PG programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 3: Very good >50% and < 60% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 2: Good – > 40% and < 50% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 60% marks in the Programme evaluation

For UG Programs:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 2: Good > 40% and < 50% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students get more than 50% marks in the Programme evaluation

Programme Specific Outcome (PSO):

The method adopted for outcome analysis of Programme specific outcome is direct assessment and indirect assessment method. The direct method is based on 80% weightage to PO and 20 % to the feedback survey by students.

Indirect method of assessment -Feedback survey by students -iPO

An exit survey is conducted for students at the end of the year of the Programme. The set target for attainment is as follows:

Level 4: Excellent- 60% or above students rate the Programme as very good

Level 3: Very good- >50% and < 60% students rate the Programme as very good

Level 2: Good- > 40% and < 50% students rate the Programme as very good

Level 1: Satisfactory- < 40% students rate the Programme as very good

Programme Specific outcome (PSO) calculation

80% of direct assessment method from PO

20% of indirect method from iPO

PSO = (0.8 *PO) + (0.2 * iPO)

Set target for attainment

4 Excellent
3-4 Very Good
2-3 Good
1-2 Satisfactory

NAAC PEER Team Visit

NAAC Peer Team Visit

3rd Cycle (June 06-08, 2022)

06.06.2022

Part-I
Part-II
Part-III

07.06.2022

Part-I
Part-II
Part-III

08.06.2022

Part-I

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