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Objectives of Tech. Ed. I, Tech. Ed. II and Tech. Ed. III

The modernisation of the Indian Industry, which began in the 1980s, and subsequent liberalization of the economy exposed the shortage of high quality technicians as a major impediment to the globalisation of Indian Economy.

As a follow up to the National Policy of Education (NPE), the Government of India, formulated the Tech. Ed I and Tech. Ed. II Projects to facilitate supply of technical trained manpower to the Industrial Sector and to make education the Polytechnics more responsive to the expansion of science and technology and the needs of the Industry & the rural sector through the introduction of new technology and training approaches in the Project States.

Specifically the objectives were to :

      Expand the capacity of the polytechnic education system

      Improve the quality of polytechnic programmes

      Enhance the efficiency of management and operation of the polytechnic system.

First Technician Education Project (TECH ED-I)

   Starting Date    December 5, 1990
   Completion Date    September 30, 1998
   Total Project Cost    Rs 977 crore

S. No. State No. of Polytechnics Allocation Rs. in Crore Expenditure Rs. in Crore
1  Bihar 25 68 66
2  Goa 4 26 25
3  Gujarat 22 103 101
4  Karnataka 39 95 92
5  Kerala 30 58 56
6  Madhya Pradesh 40 164 164
7   Orissa 13 79 78
8  Rajasthan 21 78 77
9  Uttar Pradesh 86 256 251
10  NPIU & TTTIs - 73 68
  Total 280 999 997

Major achievements of Tech Ed - I & II Projects

1. Women's enrollment increased from 11% to 28%. Two special polytechnics for the Physically Handicapped have been established i.e. one at Mysore, (Karnataka) and the other at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

2. 27 number of new co-education polytechnics were set up, 30 women's polytechnics and 14 women's wings in co-education polytechnics were established. This facilitated increase in number of student places by 48925.

3. The facility of hostel was created for 8646 boys and 11549 women in the project polytechnics.18 Continuing Education Centers and 194 Continuing Education Cells were created.

4. 128 polytechnics offer flexible programmes based on Multi Point Entry and Credit System (MPECS).

5. 5374 labs and workshops were modernized for offering advance and high technology courses in the project polytechnics.

6. All existing curricula were revised and were upgraded every 3 to 5 years. Curriculum for the new courses was prepared with latest technology input.

7. 21 Learning Resource Development Centres (LRDCs) and 501 Learning Resources Utilization Cells (LRUCs) were established for producing multi media packages, video programmes, models and manual and other learning resource material.

8. 480 Computer Centres were established in the project polytechnics.

9. 27 State level Industry-institute-Interaction Centres and 465 polytechnic level cells were established for contributing to the quality of training and industrial exposure to students.

10. Limited autonomy was granted to 66 polytechnics under the projects.

11. 501 State level maintenance centers and cells in polytechnics were created for adequate maintenance of equipment.

12. Extensive effort was made to enhance interaction with industry as a result of which the institutions generated revenue to the tune of Rs 105 crores during the project period.

13. Passout rate of students increased from 46% to 76%.

14. Dropout rate decreased from 8% to 4.6%.

15. Employment rate increased from 45% to 65%

Other Completed Projects :: TECH ED II , TECH ED III and TEQIP I
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