Quality Assurance Council (QAC) was formally established in April 2007 as a semi-autonomous non-statutory body under the aegis of the University Grants Committee (UGC). The QAC's mission is:

  • To assure that the quality of educational experience in all programmes at the levels of sub-degree, first degree and above (however funded) offered in UGC-funded institutions is sustained and improved, and is at an internationally competitive level; and
  • To encourage institutions to excel in this area of activity.


One of the QAC's core operational tasks is to conduct institutional audits. The audits are intended to assure the UGC and the public that institutions deliver on the promises they make in their role and mission statements. All UGC-funded institutions are required to undergo a quality audit conducted by the QAC. The first cycle of the quality audit on first-degree and above operations was conducted from 2008 to 2011, while the second cycle was conducted from 2015 to 2016.  The QAC's quality audits on sub-degree operations will follow to take place from 2017 to 2018.

This QAC Audit website aims to provide colleagues with updated and useful information and documents on the preparation and follow-up work of the quality audits.