IQAC Report

CUSB has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), as per UGC Guidelines, to implement quality improvement strategies, incorporate self and external evaluation, quality promotion/ sustenance/awareness initiatives. The IQAC was set up in the year 2015; since then, it has taken numerous steps for assessing and enhancing the quality of teaching, learning, research and governance at the University level. IQAC has been proactively engaged in planning and execution of the various academic, administrative measures adopted in its periodic meetings for an overall development of the University. The members took note of the 14 points raised in its recommendations by the Peer Team for the 1st Cycle of NAAC Accreditation. It was resolved that the IQAC shall take initiative to maintain the momentum achieved during the 1st cycle of NAAC Accreditation process and evolve positive strategies for achieving better results during the 2nd Cycle Re-accreditation process sometime in 2021-22. Ideas and inputs for further qualitative improvement based on the same should be obtained from each member of IQAC and a Task Force was formed to discuss and evolve measures for achieving each parameter before the next visit of the NAAC.

 The major qualitative achievement can be enumerated as follows:

  1. Academic Updation

IQAC has been steadfast in its resolve to make CUSB as one of the fastest growing central universities and its   aspirations to become a top tier university globally. In pursuit of this the curriculum of CUSB is aligned with the vision, mission and objectives of the university as given in the ordinance published in Gazette notification. As such, academic programmes have been redesigned according to the National Education Policy–2020 to make the higher education more meaningful. (

The university is committed to improving its teaching, learning and research capabilities further by modifying the syllabus of the offered courses to create a pool of highly skilled workforce capable of dealing holistically with the local, national and global challenges of an ever-changing society.

The syllabus of offered courses clearly defines the learning objectives and outcomes. The teaching pedagogy and the assessment/ evaluation patterns are accordingly designed and aligned for these courses to fulfill the requirements of these courses in terms of the learning objectives and outcomes. Each programme is defined in terms of credits that reflects the quantum of syllabus and the number of hours of teaching per week. All the programmes have been cast in an interdisciplinary choice-based credit system framework. The courses are designed, developed and frequently revised in the light of stakeholder feedback analysis by the departmental committees. Curricula are designed to give an in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge with an empowerment-oriented approach with well-defined Programme Outcomes (POs), Course Outcomes (COs) and contemporary relevance. The multi-disciplinary approach offers an optional basket of courses. The curriculum is designed/regularly updated keeping in view the needs of the various stakeholders involved which include:

  • Aligning the curriculum with the requirements of relevant statutory, regulatory and accreditation bodies like UGC, CSIR, AICTE, NCTE, Pharmacy Council of India, Bar Council of India, etc.
  • Demand of the industry through trend analysis of market demand in new and existing areas
  • Feedback from students, alumni, employees, faculty etc.
  • Suggestion from the members of Board of Studies, and informal feedback from academia and industry
  • Benchmarking with reputed universities – both nationally and internationally.
  • Writing pad has been provided to each and every teacher for academic use including online classes.



  1. Research and Development Cell and Innovative Practices

RDC has been established with a vision to promote innovative and interactive cross-cutting research Centers focusing on market demand and making connect with societal needs. The CUSB has a commitment towards making itself an intensively research oriented institution of higher learning. In order to enrich the ecosystem of research and innovation it has been prodding the departments to constantly work towards strengthening the areas of collaboration with industries, universities and scientific institutions of eminence both in the country and abroad. There is a mechanism for continuous upgradation for research infrastructure for which state-of-the-art equipment are procured and arrangements are also made for augmentation of technical expertise of the faculty and exposure to the students to the advanced research practices. The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) comprising a range of high-end instruments for pushing the frontiers of research in science and technology has been set-up in the University to facilitate faculty, research scholars and students to carry-out globally competitive research in basic and applied sciences.

New laboratories such as drug manufacturing lab, nuclear lab, condensed matter lab, plant, animal and mammalian tissue culture labs, animal house, green house and poly house have been added to the emerging areas of testing, characterization and manufacturing. All the labs are open to the students conducting research so as to provide them with the maximum exposure to the laboratory testing and characterization methodologies.

At the initiative of IQAC the institution has developed a structured guideline for research and its promotion in consonance with the research policy document which includes policies for research-ethics and plagiarism to ensure that quality standards are maintained. Frequent workshops on research methodology, talks on updated research techniques, in case of delay in receiving project grants, institution facilitates faculty member by providing funds to initiate the research projects. The University has a well-defined policy to incentivize and encourage the intensive researcher by way of providing seed money, best research paper award, commendation letter, publication in the University newsletter and the web-site. The policy documents covering all these provisions are listed as follows:

  • Handbook of Project Manual

  • Seed Money Grant Policy for research and development
  • SOP of CIF

In addition to upgradation of the facilities for promotion of research enumerated above, a few more important features are given as follows:

Percentage of departments with UGC-SAP, CAS, DST-FIST, DBT, ICSSR and other recognitions by national and international agencies stands at 25.

Incubation Center In consonance with the vision and mission of the University, the governance structure of the university strives to foster innovative practices in all aspects and at all levels of its functioning. The university has established Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) to promote innovation in the university to encourage, inspire and nurture young minds by supporting them with new ideas and transform them into prototypes. The IIC organized lectures by experts on entrepreneurship and innovation attended by students and faculty which was followed by a brain storming session. Impact lectures also were conducted by the experts in the area generating enthusiasm and keenness to innovate. The IIC portal of the university aims at attracting a large number of researchers, innovators among students and faculty for organizing events.

Central University of South Bihar accomplished Workshop-cum-Training on Innovation Pedagogy under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching Scheme of the Ministry of Education. The center has conceptualized and functionalized several startups since its inception.

CUSB has encouraged innovation in knowledge creation and its spread across the stake holders through various projects undertaken by the various centers like Center for Community Knowledge, Center for Early Child Development, the Oral History Project, and other extension activities carried out by the university community.

Faculty and students are encouraged to collaborate with members inside and outside of the university community as CUSB firmly believes that creative solutions to complex problems can be imagined only by leveraging synergies of diverse institutions and the equally diverse people working in them. This has led to a sustained increase in the number of individual and institutional collaborations, extension activities, development of innovative pedagogies, expansion in the number of undergraduate, post graduate and research programs. The CUSB Intellectual Property Rights Policy, 2020 came into effect in 2020. Under this policy, for knowledge generation & management, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell has been established.

  1. Consultancy and Outreach

At CUSB, consultancy is seen as a service to the community and to the industry as well as an outreach activity of the institution. The University has framed a policy for ensuring consultancy for revenue sharing between institution and the individuals for the purpose of generating revenue. The consultancy and related activities have been carried out by the faculty in the departments of Statistics, Life Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Mass Communication and Media. Faculty, research scientists and post-doctoral scholars at the University are constantly encouraged to expand and fortify the research profile of the University and to widen and expand current knowledge and experience. In doing so, the goal is to imbibe best practices and engage with external organizations for exchange of knowledge.

Extension activities organized by the University to develop the enlightened citizenship of a knowledge society for peace and prosperity of individuals, nation and the world are as follows:

  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Pro-BONO Club
  • Blood Donation Camp
  • Smile Group
  • Study Circle
  • Nukkad Natak for sensitizing villagers
  • Clothes donation by students for the community
  • CUSB rendered support to the flood-affected people of Bihar (30th August, 2017)
  • CUSB adopted 05 Villages of Gaya
  • Development Studies students spent six-days with rural people under ‘Rural Immersion Programme’ (Feb. 7th – 12th, 2018)
  1. Infrastructure and Facilities

For imparting holistic teaching/learning experience to the students, adequate number of state of art classrooms, laboratories and seminar halls are provided in the respective departments. For online teaching learning processes, interactive classroom environment with appropriate technological gadgets have been deployed. Classrooms are equipped with interactive smart board with Wifi connectivity.

The University has developed a dedicated facility of “MOOCs Studio” for online learning resource development. Media centre and studio also has latest equipment for development and use of audio visual materials. In line with the requirement of various courses offered in the University the respective departments have well equipped laboratories for conducting routine academic activities and also furthering research and advanced studies. For example, Moot Court of the Department of Law & Governance, Studio and Media Centre of Department of Mass Communication and Media, XRD and STM in the department of Physics, Central Instrumentation Facility etc.  Separate rooms for research scholars, equipped with modern facilities, are available for each department in order to facilitate their research work smoothly.

Fast Wi-Fi internet and intranet facilities have been put in place across the campus to offer students, teachers and the supporting staff a seamless surfing experience. Erudite and motivated faculty members put in unremitting effort to create an ideal teaching-learning environment, enabling access to videos and online courses. A common user facility in form of Vivekanand Lecture Complex is readily available to all the faculties/departments for organizing seminars, lectures, symposia, conferences, workshops. The University offers a rich and variegated coursewares for programmes in different streams / disciplines.

With a view to providing a satisfying browsing experience various dedicated computer lab, with 5:1 Student computer ratio, have been established in each building. The installed computers are equipped with the latest technology with sophisticated and state of the art operating systems and software, annually updated, for the purposeful use of students. Additional funds are allocations to the Departments for unhindered upgradation/maintenance/repairs of the teaching/research facilities.

The campus has two hostels with a housing capacity of 500 for the boys and 300 for girls with modern amenities cater to their accommodation needs. The contiguous location of the hostels helps students access labs, library consultations at their convenience.  A playground with a basket of indoor/outdoor sports facilities is available and is maintained for the development of physical, mental and social health of students.

Green transportation facilities are made available for the students. To commute within the sprawling campus, bicycles are parked at strategic location for use by teachers, students and staff of the University.

  1. Sports & Games

The University has strong belief in the slogan “Khelega Bharat, Khilega Bharat”.खेलेगा भारत, खिलेगा भारत The university has   provided adequate infrastructure for outdoor & indoor sports activities. The play grounds are well laid out along with the creation of facilities for the indoor games on the campus. The open area playground, named Milkha Singh Sports Complex consists of multiple features. The sports complex offers the following facilities:

  • Athletics track of 400 meters
  • Two Basketball courts (one synthetic and another hard)
  • One cricket ground
  • Football ground
  • Hockey ground
  • Handball ground
  • One Kabaddi Court
  • Kho-Kho Court
  • Two volleyball courts (one of which is synthetic)
  • Changing Rooms separately for Boys and Girls
  • Washrooms for Boys and Girls
  • High mast Light for Day-night matches
  • Games and Sports Equipment Store
  • Viewers Gallery
  • Stage for prize distribution ceremony
  • First Aid Facility

Besides the above, the indoor sports facilities are also available in the University which are as follows:

  • Five Badminton Courts in Hostels: three in the Boys’ and two in the Girls hostel
  • Four Table-tennis courts: two are in the Boys’ and one is in the Girls’ hostel and one in the Department of Physical Education at Malviya Bhawan
  • The gymnasium in Malviya Bhawan with modern equipment for workout

Yoga & Meditation

For the holistic development of the human personality and to provide stress free learning environment the following facilities have also been provided:

  • The Yoga Hall to accommodate 50 participants at a single session situated in Malviya Bhawan
  • A unique meditation centre inside the Stupa. This Yoga Centre helps in creating a serene ambience which is  suitable  for meditation

Facilities for Cultural Activities

The University organizes cultural activities of the students regularly for which Vivekananda Hall with seating capacity of 250 persons has been developed with audio visual facilities. Significantly all the academic buildings have the facility of open air theatre with the seating capacity of approx. 400 for staging plays, skits and other musical programmes.  A vibrant Cultural Committee of the University engages itself into putting up various cultural activities and events throughout the year, providing a platform and opportunity for the students to identify and promote innate talents and to develop their potentials to the soaring heights.  The CUSB Heritage Club nurtures the creative talents of the students in various avenues with a view to  taking a closer look at our rich  cultural heritage and inculcating a sense of pride for Indian cultural heritage.

  1. ILMS in the Library

The University has made rapid strides towards setting up a fully developed mechanism for ensuring seamless dissemination of knowledge through elaborate arrangements for installing Library automation service KOHA Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) with RFID integration throughout the whole library. KOHA and RFID facility support biometric registration allowing users to self-issue books and check their account details using KIOSK system. RFID system works along with gate antenna which works as an anti-theft check point for detection of unissued books. Issued books can be returned using the Dropbox facility available without any human assistance. An Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of the library reading materials along with a Digital Library is made available for all the readers on every computer in the University premises through intranet. Users with the help of Web OPAC can search for the availability of books in the library, current status of books, due date of return of book. The number of teachers and students using library per day over last one year stands at 964.

The library is also providing MyLOFT Remote Access service to its users which allow 24 x 7 access to E-books, E-journals, publications etc. even from outside the university campus through the dedicated single user login ID and Password. The Central Library also subscribes to various disciplines of e-books for reading and downloading through Remote Access. These e-books can be accessed through any smart electronic gadget such as Android, Laptop, Desktop and Tablet on My Loft Platform through single user login and password.

The library subscribes to more than 7,000 online e-journals through eSS INFLIBNET. Access to National Digital Library and e-PG Pathshala in the University are also available. The library also subscribes to various databases i.e. SCC Online (Platinum Plus Edition), Hein Online Academic Core Collection,  AIR Online Institutional Version. In addition, many online databases i.e. ISID database, World E-Book Library (WeB), South Asia Archive (SAA), Manupatra -(full text database for Law), JSTOR full-text e resources.

  1. Gender Sensitization, Safety and security
  • Constitution of Internal Complaint Committee under SPARSH to address and sensitize gender related issues
  • Trained women security guards equipped with walkie-talkie deputed in girl’s hostels for security and support round the clock.
  • Women’s Empowerment Programme conducted by ICC in association with Bihar Police
  • Conducted self-defence training programme for adolescent girls in association with Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (Sightsavers India)
  • Installation of sanitary vending machine in girl’s hostel
  • Implementation of Gender Champion programme of GoI
  • Sensitization and awareness programme on women and nutrition, “Poshan Maah”, under NNM of GoI.
  • 24×7 full CCTV surveillance inside the university premises and in the common areas.
  • Female medical staff in the dispensary.
  • Female faculty in Proctorial board.
  • Awareness campaign on menstrual/hygiene in nearby school
  • Students’ counselling and well-being Centre for counselling and psychotherapeutic support to provide a receptive and safe space for the expression of marginal voices and experiences.
  • A mentor-mentee system in every department is functioning to address student’s issues.  
  • Induction program at the start of every semester to make the newcomers familiar with the university.
  • Grievance Redressal Cell to take up any related issues of students.
  • Reading room and/or common rooms are available in each building as well as in hostels for girls in a way to offer a cozy and separate space for girls to study and to revitalize and relax themselves.
  • Day care Centre for the wards of the university employees/students