National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) was established by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in August 1990 for coordination, facilitation, monitoring and to provide guidance to the States/ Institutions in all aspects of the projects.
During 1991 to 2007, NPIU implemented three Technician Education Projects of Government of India assisted by World Bank, which helped to strengthen and upgrade the Technician Education System and benefited 552 polytechnics in 27 States including UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry. These three Projects have been rated as "Highly Satisfactory" on Project Management and implementation, which is highest rating, provided by the World Bank.
Success of three Technician Projects has encouraged the Govt. of India to seek similar financial assistance from World Bank for a systemic transformation of the technical education system as a whole with special focus on overall Quality Improvement in engineering education.
World Bank took keen interest in systemic transformation of India's technical education system to make it globally competitive plan and shown its willingness to assist the Government of India to launch a Technical Education Improvement Programme (TEQIP) as a long term programme of 10-12 years and in 2 or 3 phases.
Subsequently, TEQIP was conceived in pursuance of the National Policy on Education 1986 (Revised 1992) with a goal to upscale and improve quality of technical education and enhance existing capacities of the institutions to become dynamic, demand driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward looking, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at national and international levels.
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP) is being implemented as a World Bank assisted Project to improve the quality of technical education system in the country.
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of Government of India aims to improve the quality of Technical Education in Engineering Institutions across the country by providing inputs like modernization of laboratories/workshops, library, faculty development, networking between institutions, curricula development, research and improve interaction with Industries etc., to become dynamic, demand driven, quality conscious, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at national and international levels
The broad objectives of the Programme as given below have been derived from the National Policy on Education (NPE-1986 as revised in 1992):
The broad objectives of the Programme as given below have been derived from the National Policy on Education (NPE-1986 as revised in 1992)
To create an environment in which engineering institutions selected under the Programme can achieve their own set targets for excellence and sustain the same with autonomy and accountability.
To support development plans including synergistic networking and services to community and economy of competitively selected institutions for achieving higher standards./li>
To improve efficiency and effectiveness of the technical education management system in the States and institutions selected under the Programme.
Key activities to achieve a pragmatic future
- Upgradation of facilities in order to provide top quality infrastructure support.
- Setting up of CAD labs & central computer centre.
- Upgradation of library facility and setting up of digital library.
- Imparting faculty training, encouraging participation and interaction with peer group and industry.
- Setting up of central workshop facility.
- Setting up of a media centre.
- Computerisation of campus activities.
- Moulding the curriculum according to the demands of the Industry.
- Obtaining Quality Certification
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