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. The Project will be implemented as a Centrally
Sponsored Scheme (CSS) with matching contribution from State Governments
and Union Territories.
India comprises apart from 07
Union Territories, 18 States in the general and 11 States in the Special
category. The Special category states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,
Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand. These states have some distinct
characteristics like international boundaries, hilly terrains and have
distinctly different socio‐economic development parameters. These States
also have geographical disadvantages in their effort for infrastructural
development and hence these States deserve special assistance.
Project cost in the Government
funded and Government aided institutions for all sub‐components will
be shared between the MHRD and State and UT Governments in the ratio
of 75:25 in all States except the Special Category States wherein 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 and UTs will be in the ratio of 60:20:20 i.e.
60% funding as Grant from MHRD, 20% funding as Grant from the State
and 20% funding from institutions.
The funding pattern and cost‐sharing
details with respect to Centre, State and Private unaided institutions
are given in Table‐13.
A set of Eligibility Criteria
for States and UTs is 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. A primary
focus is to increase empowerment of institutions for self‐governance
and incentivizing improvements in Engineering Education.
The project institutions will
be required to implement academic and non‐academic reforms within their
self‐conceived development programmes that focus on quality and relevance,
excellence, resource mobilization, greater institutional autonomy with
accountability, research and equity. 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
The Project will lay 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). 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 for world‐class research in emerging areas is one of
the important aspects of the Project.