Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)
Source: Press Information Bureau
- Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP), implemented as a World Bank assisted Project to improve the quality of technical education system in the country.
- The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched in December, 2002. It aims to upscale and support ongoing efforts in improving the quality of technical education and enhancing existing capacities of the institutions to become dynamic, demand-driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward looking, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at national and international levels.
- The Programme was conceived and designed as a long term project to be implemented in 10-12 years in 3 phases to support excellence and transformation in Technical Education in the country
Phases of the programme
TEQIP Phase – I
- TEQIP Phase I was implemented with the assistance of World Bank as a Centrally coordinated Central and State Sector Project.
- 127 Institutions participated in TEQIP, out of which 18 were Centrally Funded Institutions and 109 were State Institutions. The State Institutions were from 13 States namely, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
- The 18 Central institutions include 17 NITs and NIFFT, Ranchi. The 109 State Institutions include 90 Engineering Colleges and 19 Polytechnics
TEQIP Phase- II
- Based on the achievements made during TEQIP Phase-I, TEQIP Phase-II was implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) with the assistance of the World Bank.
- The funding pattern will be 75:25 between the Centre and the participating States and for North Eastern States it will be 90:10.
- The TEQIP-II project is for the duration of 4 years covering about 200 institutions based on competitive funding
TEQIP phase -III
The Project, Third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (referred to as TEQIP-III) is fully integrated with the Twelfth Five-year Plan objectives for Technical Education as a key component for improving the quality of Engineering Education in existing institutions with a special consideration for Low Income States and Special Category States (SCS) and support to strengthen few affiliated technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices.
The Project will focus on the following objectives:
- Improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states viz. 7 Low Income States (LIS ), eight states in the North-East of India, three Hill states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory (UT))
- System-level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance which include widening the scope of Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) to improve their policy, academic and management practices towards affiliated institutions, and
- Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of institutions and ATUs participating in focus states.
Only the Government and Government aided AICTE approved Engineering institutions/Engineering faculty/Engineering Teaching Department/Constituent Institutions of Universities/Deemed to be Universities and new centrally funded institutions in SCS will be the part of the project.