(A Unit of MHRD, Govt of India for Implementation of World Bank Assisted Projects in Technical Education)
The Project will be implemented in pursuance of the
National Policy on Education (NPE-1986 revised in 1992) through the
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the Government of India
as a "Centrally Sponsored Scheme" with matching contribution from the
State Governments and Union Territories. The Project cost in the Govt.
and Govt. aided institutions for all sub-components will be shared between
the MHRD and State Governments in the ratio of 75:25 by all States except
the Special Category States for which the ratio will be 90:10. For Centrally
Funded Institutions, 100% of institutional project costs will be borne
by the MHRD.
Funding for private unaided institutions in all States
selected under Sub-component 1.1 for improving competencies of UG students,
will be in the ratio of 60:20:20 i.e. 60% funding as Grant from MHRD,
20% funding as Grant from State and 20% funding from institutions whereas
funding for private unaided institutions in all States selected under
sub-component 1.2 for Scaling-up Postgraduate Education and demand-driven
Research & Development and Innovation will be in the ratio of 75:25
i.e. 75% funding as Grant from MHRD and 25% funding as Grant from States.
A set of Eligibility Criteria for States has been enforced
to achieve a high and sustained impact of the Project. The criteria
seek to give the project institutions adequate decision making powers
that will enable and encourage them to deliver quality education and
undertake research in an efficient manner. The project recommends incentivizing
improvements in Engineering Education.
The Project requires the project institutions to implement
academic and non-academic reforms for their self-conceived development
programmes that focus on quality and relevance, excellence, resource
mobilization, greater institutional autonomy with accountability, research
The Project will provide specific funds for imparting
Pedagogical Training to faculty for making teaching effective and will
cover maximum faculty members from the project institutions. The benefit
of this aspect of the Project will also be extended to faculty from
Professional development programmes for engineering-education
policy planners, administrators and implementers at the Central, State
and Institutional levels will be organized. The Project will also support
development of an effective governance model.
The Project lays major emphasis on monitoring and evaluation.
The prime responsibility of monitoring will lie with the institutions
themselves. The management structure at the Institutional level i.e.
the Board of Governors (BoG) will monitor the progress of Institutional
projects on a regular basis and provide guidance for improving the performance
of institutions in project implementation. The information from project
institutions will be collected through a scalable web-based Management
Information System (MIS). State Governments will also regularly monitor
and evaluate the progress of institutions.
The Government of India and the World Bank will conduct
bi-annual Joint Reviews of the Project with assistance from the National
Project Implementation Unit (NPIU). The monitoring will be based on
action plans prepared by each project institution and achievements made
on a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) defined in the Institutional
Development Proposals. The monitoring will focus on implementation of
reforms by institutions, achievements in project activities under different
Sub-components, procurement of resources and services, utilization of
financial allocations and achievements in faculty and staff development
and management development activities.
Establishing Centres of Excellence with potential of
world-class research in emerging areas is one of the important aspects
of the Project.