With the changes in the quality requirements in higher education there is an urgency to look into the effectiveness of the existing study programs and beyond the traditional approach of teaching learning. Higher education must be more closely aligned to the needs of the society and country, needs of the graduates to explore their potentials in terms of creativity and innovation for employ ability and lifelong learning. HEIs should focus on preparing graduates with positive mindset, skills and competence, which would help them to handle the real life situation favorably. Besides, there is an increasing demand from the stakeholders on the HEIs to be more accountable for their activities and responsible about quality education.
Recently, in Bangladesh the scope of higher education expanded remarkably with the increasing number of universities both in private and public sector. But quality of education has not improved to the desired standards. Graduates coming out of the universities have been increasingly facing difficulties to get gainful employment in highly competitive job markets within the country and abroad where quality makes a difference. Every year large number of graduates with higher education degrees remain unemployed in Bangladesh. Failure to get gainful employment creates frustration in the mind of graduates and makes students reluctant to be actively engaged in the academic improvement. The cumulative effects creates imbalance in the society. The only way to face the challenges is to focus on meeting quality standards through quality assurance. A well functioning quality assurance system could push higher education in Bangladesh forward to greater heights with visible transparency, accountability and peoples’ confidence.. As such, there is an urgency of establishing internal quality assurance system within the universities in Bangladesh.