As per the guidelines of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), IQACs are established for performance evaluation and quality up-gradation. Quality enhancement is a continuous process, IQAC has to become a part of institution’s quality enhancement system. These are not just another hierarchical structure or a record-keeping exercise in the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative system of the institution for planning interventionist strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.

As per the above directions of NAAC, Central University of Punjab has established its IQAC with Professor A. K. Dhawan as Director. IQAC at the University works for overall quality enhancement in various areas such as curriculum development, teaching-learning and evaluation process, infrastructure resources, students's support systems and governance structure.