Organizing for Self-Assessment: Self-assessment may be considered as the groundwork for effective decisions and work plan relating to quality assurance and further improvement. For an effective self-assessment critical review of current state of practices in respect of the set criteria and standards is very important. But the job is not a stand-alone exercise. Instead, the self-assessment should be the culmination and coordinated efforts by several group of people in the university or program offering entity. It should be done as a permanent and cyclical process. In order to be effective in organizing self-assessment major stakeholders must have a clear understanding of the self-assessment process, its scope and limitations. In many cases, self-assessment is undertaken because the leaders of an institution, or an external agency, demand it (Lemaitre et al., 2007). But if it is not considered useful and worthwhile for the academic improvement, it will not be effective. It is necessary to have significant internal motivation to go for self-assessment. Self-assessment is to be done with the spirit of team work and involvement of all the parties of the entity or institution. Strong commitment and institutional supports are also very important to maximize the benefits of self-assessment. Therefore, arrangement of workshop or discussion on the self-assessment process and its significance in quality assurance would be effective to mobilize the internal stakeholders of the entity for self-assessment. Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has to take the lead role in this regard.
Self-Assessment Committee (SAC): There shall be a three member Self-Assessment Committee in each program offering entity of the university. The Dean/Chairman/ Head of the program offering entity will form the Program SA Committee (PSAC) for the entity.The Head and two members of SAC shall be filled up by the interested, experienced appropriately qualified senior faculty of the entity under assessment. The SAC will be formed and function for one year. During this one year period the SAC will conduct the self-assessment and facilitate the external peer review and prepare the improvement plan for further academic development. In addition, the SAC will oversee the QA related activities within the program offering entity and will make sure that all the QA activities undertaken by the IQAC and applicable for the entity are being implemented properly. The SAC in cooperation with IQAC will work to develop the QA culture within the entity.3.2