The education system in engineering in India has become vast and so far many engineering institutions have been established throughout the country.  The exponential growth in Technical Education has however not translated into any significant growth in the number of quality graduates due to restricted availability of qualified faculty and better teaching-learning and training facilities. There is currently a huge gap between quality and quantity in Technical Education.

The World Bank took keen interest in systemic transformation of country’s technical education system to make it globally competitive and showed 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 three phases. 

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India through NPIU have competitively selected 127 institutions including 18 Centrally funded institutions, 68 State funded institutions, 22 private unaided institutions and 19 Polytechnics spread across 13 States of India to participate in the first phase of TEQIP during 2003-09. After the completion of TEQIP Phase-I, a study was carried out for evaluating the impact of the Programme and learn lessons for TEQIP Phase-II.


As per TEQIP design, each phase is required to be designed on the basis of lessons learnt from the implementation of an earlier phase. As mentioned above, TEQIP-I started a reform process in 127 Institutions. The reform process needs to be sustained and scaled-up for embedding gains in the system and taking the transformation to a higher level. To continue the development activities initiated through TEQIP-I, a sequel Project is planned as TEQIP-II.

Project Goal 

Project aims to scale up and support ongoing efforts of the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA to 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 at the local, State, National and International levels.  It has a clear focus on the objectives to improve the overall quality of existing engineering educational programmes.

Project Strategy

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 as a “Centrally Sponsored Scheme” with matching contribution from the State Governments and Union Territories (UTs). The Project cost will be shared by MHRD and States in the ratio of 75:25 for all States except in the special category States for which the ratio will be 90:10. For Centrally Funded Institutions, the entire Project cost will be borne by MHRD. Funding for private unaided institutions in all States selected under sub-component 1.1 will be in the ratio of 20:20:60 i.e. 20% funding from Institutions, 20% funding as grant from State and 60% funding as grant from MHRD. Funding for private unaided institutions selected under sub-component 1.2 will be in the ratio of 75:25 between MHRD and States for all States except in the special category States, the ratio will be 90:10.

Objectives in respect of the institutions selected Sub-Component 1.1.

  1. Strengthening Institutions to produce high quality engineers for better employability,
  2. Scaling-up PG education and demand-driven Research & Development and innovation,
  3. Establishing Centers of Excellence for focused applicable research,
  4. Training of faculty for effective Teaching, and
  5. Enhancing Institutional and System Management effectiveness.

Obligations in respect of the institutions selected Sub-Component 1.1.

  1. To establish 4 funds (corpus, faculty, equipment replacement, and maintenance) and build each of these funds with at least 0.5% of annual recurring expenditure of the institution.
  2. Establish 4 funds (corpus, faculty, equipment replacement and maintenance) and build each of these funds with at least 0.5% of annual recurring expenditure of the institution.
  3. To retain and utilize all internal revenue generated (IRG) including tuition fee with no deficit budgeting.
  4. To fill faculty vacancies on 11- months or longer contracts till the vacancies are filled through regular appointments by State Government.

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