National Project Implementation Unit

(A Unit of MHRD, Govt of India for Implementation of World Bank Assisted Projects in Technical Education)

Ongoing Project: TEQIP-III

The 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 and support to strengthen few affiliated technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices.

Project Objectives:


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),
  • 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.

Project Scope:


Following types of educational institutions will be eligible for submission of IDPs and if selected, for funding under this Sub-component:
  • Government and government aided affiliated institutions from seven Low Income States (LIS), 8 States in North-East of India, three Hill states (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory (UT)),
  • Technical Universities/ Deemed to be Universities or their Engineering Faculty/ Departments/ Constituent Institutions, and
  • T8 National Institutions of Technology (NITs) in North East of India. (The NITs in Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim & Jammu & Kashmir)

Project Strategy:


  • The Project will be implemented through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the Government of India as a Central Sector Scheme (CSS), wherein 100% funds will be provided as grants to the States, Institutions & ATUs.
  • Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of institutions and ATUs participating in focus states.
  • System-level initiatives to strengthen Sector Governance.
  • Systemic improvements for all tech institutions.
  • Improving the ATUs for providing leadership in academic and management practices.

Project Design:


TEQIP seeks to enhance quality and equity in participating engineering education institutions and improve the efficiency of the engineering education system in focus states. The Project will support two components:
  • Component - 1: Improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states
    • Sub-component 1.1: Institutional Development for Participating Institutions
      An estimated 90 Engineering Education institutions meeting (progressively) the enabling mechanisms and based on quality of Institutional Development Proposals (IDPs), will be selected.
    • Sub-component 1.2: Widening Impact through ATUs in focus states
      An estimated 8 ATUs meeting the enabling mechanisms will be selected with matching contribution equal to project allocation.
    • Sub-component 1.3: Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of Participating Institutions and ATUs
      Institutions (already participated in TEQIP-I and/or II)/ATUs will be selected on a competitive basis based on pre-defined eligibility criteria. The evaluation will be based on quality of IDPs. The proposal should include establishing a mentoring system for twinning arrangements to build the capacity and improvement in performance of institution/ATUs participating under sub-component 1.1/1.2 respectively.
  • Component - 2: System Level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance
    • This component will support MHRD and key apex bodies in engineering education, including AICTE and NBA, to strengthen the overall system of engineering education.

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