VILLA COLLEGE

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: info@villacollege.edu.mv
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2007
Countries/regions/states of operation: Maldives

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Ahmed
Surname: Anwar
Job Title: Rector
Phone: (+960) 330 3200
Fax: (+960) 330 3299
Email Id: anwar@villacollege.edu.mv

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Mariyam
Surname: Nazviya
Job Title: Director, Policy and International Relations
Email Id: m.nazviya@villacollege.edu.mv
Alternative Email Id: a.wahid@villacollege.edu.mv

Organisation Details

VILLA COLLEGE
Address: VC QI Campus,
RahDhebai Hingun,
Male
Post code: 20373
Maldives
Website: www.villacollege.edu.mv

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: In brief, Villa College is the first registered private Higher Education College in the Maldives. As a quality oriented, higher education institution, the aim of Villa College is to ensure that all its academic activities are internationally standardized and the process for the exchange of quality theories and implementation of best practices are institutionalized.
Villa College has a well-staffed Quality Assurance mechanism; the Institute for Academic Development. IAD oversees a broad spectrum of academic activities of the College, to ensure that the Standards set for its Quality Assurance are met with. The Institution ensures that checks and balances are established to align the academic standard of the College with the Maldives Qualification Authority and affiliated Universities such as the Open University of Malaysia, professional bodies such as ACCA, BTECH and CIMA.
The Villa College and its curricula are accredited by the Maldives Qualification Authority of the Ministry of Education.
As an institutional member of APQN, we expect to learn good practices for ensuring Quality Assurance and its implementation, receive all publications of APQN and be involved in activities and events of APQN.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

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