(A Unit of MHRD, Govt of India for Implementation of World Bank Assisted Projects in Technical Education)

National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) is a unit of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, established 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 the World Bank, which helped to strengthen and upgrade the Technician Education System and benefited 552 polytechnics in 27 States including UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Puducherry. These three Projects have been rated as "Highly Satisfactory" on Project Management and implementation, which is the highest rating, provided by the World Bank.

Success of three Technician Education Projects encouraged the Govt. of India to seek similar financial assistance from the World Bank for a systemic transformation of the technical education system as a whole with special focus on overall Quality Improvement in engineering education.

Vision & Mission

To develop and nurture a Technical Education System in the country which would produce skilled manpower of the highest quality comparable to the very best in the world and in adequate numbers to meet the complex technological needs of the economy; . ....

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TEQIP-III News and Events

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TEQIP III: Project Signing

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a US$ 201.50 million credit agreement to enhance the quality and equity of engineering education across several focus states The Government of (World bank press release) .....

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The 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 ...

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NPIU meeting at IIT Guwahati

On 11 August 2017, a conclave among NPIU and participating institutes had held in IIT Guwahati on 11 August 2017. Chief Secretary of Assam had presided in the conclave where several interesting prospective was discussed.

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Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) is equipped with Management Information Systems (MIS). This MIS contains several reorts on TEQIP. Visit the MIS for more information!

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Completed Projects


Tech Ed I, II & III

The modernisation of the Indian Industry, which began in the 1980s, and subsequent liberalization of the economy exposed the shortage of high quality technicians as a major impediment to the globalisation of Indian Economy.

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The broad objectives of the Programme as given below have been derived from the National Policy on Education (NPE-1986 as revised in 1992): .....

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The project was 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

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Participating Institutions

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