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.
OF THE STATES & POLYTECHNICS WITH ALLOCATION IN TECH ED - III
||January 17, 2001
||June 30, 2007
||Rs 386 crore
Tech Ed - III participating States/UT and number of Polytechnics
||No. of Polytechnics
Rs. in Crore
& Nicobar Islands
|| Jammu &
Realising the need for development of the northeastern
states, Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and to
bring in equity and balanced growth nationwide, Government of India
has announced a number of schemes for economic and industrial development.
To make these schemes successful, it was felt that among other things,
quality of adequately qualified technical manpower would be required.
Consequently, the Government of India negotiated a Technician Education
Project III with the World Bank to include the states of Arunachal Pradesh,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir and UT
of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Assam was part of Technician Education
- 11 Project in which 10 polytechnics were supported by the project
with investment of Rs 55.6 crores. The state of Manipur decided not
to participate in the project.
The northeastern region of the country, including
Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, have been blessed
with natural scenic beauty and large reserves of natural resources.
Although majority of the population in these states/UT except Jammu
& Kashmir, belongs to different tribes, there is high rate of literacy,
which is a matter of pride for the whole country. The state of Sikkim
and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, have already achieved much higher
rates of primary and secondary school enrollment and literacy than the
In spite of high literacy rate and educated work force
and existence of significant natural resources, these States/UT have
not been able to gain from the ongoing economic reforms in the country
because of their remote location, low population densities, difficult
terrain and lack of competent technical manpower. Nevertheless, with
India aspiring to become one of the competing developed nations in the
World by 2010 and consequently announcing changes in its economic policy,
it is inevitable that the ground be prepared in the northeast, in Jammu
& Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands so that these States/UT
are able to contribute in the goals and aspirations of the country and
be part of the development movement as the rest of the country.
Other Completed Projects :: TECH ED I , TECH
ED II and TEQIP I