The Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP)

The Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP)

The Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme aims to upscale and support ongoing efforts of GOI 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 both at national and international levels.

The Project, Third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (referred to as TEQIP-III) is fully integrated with the Twelfth Five-year Plan objectives for Technical Education as a key component for improving the quality of Engineering Education in existing institutions with a special consideration for Low Income States and Special Category States and support to strengthen few affiliated technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices.

Objectives

  • Improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states viz. 7 Low Income States (LIS1 ), eight states in the North-East of India, three Hill states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory (UT)),
  • System-level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance which include widening the scope of Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) to improve their policy, academic and management practices towards affiliated institutions, and
  • Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of institutions and ATUs participating in focus states.

Participation of Institute in TEQIP-III

The Institute has been selected as a mentee institute (sub component 1.1) in TEQIP-III & assigned Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra (sub component 1.3) as a mentor institute vide the letter no. AC/TEQIP-III/MHRD/2018 received from NPIU on dated 12/04/2018. The TEQIP-III has already commenced from 01st Oct 2018 and shall conclude by 30th Sep 2021

Improvement in Teaching, Training and Learning Facilities

  • Modernization and strengthening of laboratories, establishment of new laboratories and R&D activities
  • Modernization of Classrooms
  • Upgradation of Learning Resources
  • Procurement of Furniture
  • Establishment/Up gradation of Central and Departmental Computer Centers
  • Modernization/Improvements of Supporting Departments
  • Modernization and strengthening of libraries and increasing access to knowledge resources
  • Minor Civil Works

Improve Student Learning

Faculty training
  • Qualification Upgradation
  • Subject Upgradation and research competence
  • Continuing Education Programmes
  • Pedagogical Training
  • Management Capacity Development Programmes
Staff Training
  • Technical Staff
  • Administrative Staff
  • Qualification Upgradation
  • Subject Upgradation
  • Training in respective functional areas
Enhancement of Research & Development & Innovation
  • Promotion of Innovation and Start-ups
  • Increasing capacity for postgraduate education and establishing teaching and research
Improving transition rates of all categories of students and non-cognitive skills of students
  • Diagnosing Student Weaknesses and Continuous Tracking of Performance
  • Improving Performance in Academic Subjects
  • Peer Learning Groups
  • Appointing Faculty Advisers for Students
  • Timing of Remedial Courses and Repeat Exams and Bridge courses
Academic Reforms
  • NBA Accreditation
  • Improved Student Performance Evaluation
  • Performance appraisal of faculty by students
  • Faculty incentive for Continuing Education (CE), Consultancy and R&D
Non Academic Reforms
  • Exercise of autonomies-- Academic, Administrative, Managerial and Financial
  • Establishment of Sustainability Fund (Corpus Fund, Faculty Development Fund, Equipment Replacement Fund and Maintenance Fund)
  • Generation, retention and utilization of revenue generated through variety of activities
  • Filling-up existing teaching and staff vacancies
  • Delegation of decision-making powers to senior institutional functionaries with accountability

Student Employability

Increasing interaction with industry through establishment of Industry-Institute-Interaction Cell (IIIC)
  • To impart technical and soft skills required for working in industry
  • Managerial, Entrepreneurial, Leadership, Communication, Technical and Team working skills
  • 03 Mandatory Internship for all UG student each spanning 4-8 weeks
  • Industry participation for the benefit of the institutions
  • Academic institutions participation for benefit of Industries
Student career counselling and placement through establishment of Career Counselling Cell
  • Career planning
  • Preparation for selection tests,
  • Summer placement,
  • Internship and
  • Final placements

Increasing Faculty Productivity & Motivation

Sponsored research, consultancy and other revenue generating activities
  • To promote increased participation of faculty in research, R&D projects and consultancy
  • Encouraging UG students to get associated with Industry oriented/sponsored research programmes under the guidance of senior faculty
  • Offer “Seed grant” for research to faculty members and / or students to venture into innovative research and to strengthen research culture

Encouraging UG students to get associated with Industry oriented/sponsored research programmes under the guidance of senior faculty

Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance Twinning will focus on the following:
  • knowledge transfer,
  • exchange of experience,
  • optimizing the use of resources and
  • developing long-term strategic partnerships
  • Recruitment and retention of high quality faculty (through better faculty appraisal systems and the faculty recruitment plan) in focus States

    Key Activities

    Improvement in Teaching, Learning and Research Competence of Affiliated Institutions

    • Promoting programmes to NBA (mandatory accreditation of 50% courses of existing programs)
    • Increasing faculty productivity & motivation of affiliated colleges
    • Compulsory induction module (3 to 5 weeks)
    • Twinning arrangements with Institution under Sub-component 1.1 to build Capacity and improved performance
    • Preparation of MOOCs, facilitating access of institutions to MOOCs
    • Filling up of faculty vacancies in existing departments
    • Promotion of innovation/start up
    • Mandatory internship
    • Student learning assessment
    • Industry readiness
    • Improve student learning, Student employability
    • Payment to 4th year B. Tech Students for gate registration
    • Payment to 3rd & 4th year B.Tech Students for MOOCS courses.

    Deliverables for Institutions

    • Increase in average score of students participating in tests designed to measure technical and critical thinking skills
    • Increase in NBA accredited UG programs
    • Increase in Transition rate of UG students from the first year to second year
    • Increase in enrolment of students from traditionally disadvantaged groups (SC/ST & Women) in total enrolment.
    • Direct project beneficiaries: Total number & Female beneficiaries
    • Percentage of sanctioned faculty positions filled by regular or contract faculty (AICTE norms)
    • Number of Faculty Trained in subject domain, pedagogy or management
    • Percentage of externally funded R & D projects and consultancies in total revenue
    • Student, Staff and Faculty Satisfaction Survey
    • Improved employer satisfaction with engineers recruited in the past year
    • BoG/ Department Management Committee meets at least 4 times every calendar and publicly discloses the minutes of all meetings

    Team

    Sl. No. Name Role
    1 Er. Nimai Charan Patel Teqip-III Coordinator(I/c)
    2 Er. Dayanidhi Jena Nodal officer (Finance)
    3 Er. Ramesh Chandra Khamari Nodal officer (Procurement)
    4 Er. Sushanta Kumar Pradhan Nodal officer (Academics)

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