The strategy for transformation
of selected institutions in the Technical Education System is to promote,
with appropriate policy support and modern management systems at various
levels, nodes of excellence in already well performing, competitively
selected Lead Institutions in a phased manner and infusion of their
special qualities throughout the system through bi-directional sharing
of resources with competitively selected Network Institutions.
The Programme is to be implemented
as a centrally coordinated, multi-state, long-term Programme of 10 years.
Initially, the World Bank financial assistance would be sought only
for the First Phase of 5 years. Based on an in-depth assessment during
the course of implementation and the experience gained, assistance for
a Second Phase, overlapping with the First Phase is to be negotiated.
Similarly, a Third Phase could commence before the end of the Second
Phase. Each successive Phase would be built on the experience gained
in earlier Phase. Each Phase will have 2-3 selection cycles for selection
Through this Programme well performing
institutions will be developed into excellent institutions comparable
to the best in the world as Lead Institutions and through networking
with these institutions, performance of additional institutions in the
network will be enhanced. It is expected that sub networks will evolve
around the Programme institutions over a period of time, thereby diffusing
the transformation effect on large part of technical education system.
The Programme also aims to enable
some of the well performing polytechnics to offer, in addition to diploma
programmes, Technician Degree Programmes in highly selected skill based
areas in new and emerging technologies; specifically those areas not
covered by engineering degree granting institutions.
Through this Programme the process
of change is being introduced. The resultant of the change needs extensive
exercise to manage the effect of the change within the parameters of
the objectives of the Programme. The effort would provide a flexible
platform to well performing institutions to acquire excellence in specialised
areas and emerge as world-class institutions.
The change management requires
standardisation of various academic and nonacademic processes. Under
the Programme various committees may be constituted to undertake the
task of developing standard procedures for various reforms. Through
an information portal created in NPIU/one of the Lead Institutions,
standard procedures for various reforms will be disseminated to all
institutions in the country.