Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme
of Government of India (TEQIP) was conceived in pursuance of the National
Policy on Education 1986 (Revised in 1992) with a Goal to scale-up and
improve quality of technical education and enhance 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. TEQIP
is being implemented as a World Bank assisted Project to improve the quality
of technical education system in the country. The broad objectives of
the programme are as follows:
- To create an environment in which Engineering Institutions
selected under the programme can achieve their own set of targets for
excellence and sustain the same with autonomy and accountability.
- To support development plans including synergistic Networking
and Services to Community and economy of competitively selected institutions
for achieving higher standards.
- To improve efficiency and effectiveness of the technical
education management system in the States and institutions selected
under the Programme.
TEQIP (Phase-I) was implemented in 13 States and covered 127 Institutions
including 18 Centrally Funded Institutions and 19 Polytechnics. It became
effective in March 2003 and completed on 31st March, 2009.
Building upon the satisfactory completion of the first phase of TEQIP, its
second phase (TEQIP-II) has been initiated. Around 200 engineering institutions
are planned to be competitively selected to improve quality of Technical
Education through institutional and systemic reforms. The second phase boosts
efforts to prepare more post-graduate students to reduce the shortage of
qualified faculty, and to produce more R&D in collaboration with industry.