National Project Implementation Unit

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

Completed Projects

Objectives

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.

As a follow up to the National Policy of Education (NPE), the Government of India, formulated the Tech. Ed I and Tech. Ed. II Projects to facilitate supply of technical trained manpower to the Industrial Sector and to make education the Polytechnics more responsive to the expansion of science and technology and the needs of the Industry & the rural sector through the introduction of new technology and training approaches in the Project States.

Specifically the objectives were to :
  • Expand the capacity of the polytechnic education system
  • Improve the quality of polytechnic programmes
  • Enhance the efficiency of management and operation of the polytechnic system.

Important Details of TECH ED - I


Starting Date: December 5, 1990
Completion Date: September 30, 1998
Total Project Cost: Rs 977 crore

List of the States & Polytechnics with Allocation in TECH ED - I

S. No. State No. of Polytechnics Allocation Rs. in Crore Expenditure Rs. in Crore
  Total 280 999 997
1 Bihar 25 68 66
2 Goa 4 26 25
3 Gujarat 22 103 101
4 Karnataka 39 95 92
5 Kerala 30 58 56
6 Madhya Pradesh 40 164 164
7 Orissa 13 79 78
8 Rajasthan 21 78 77
9 Uttar Pradesh 86 256 251
10 NPIU & TTTIs - 73 68

Objectives

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.

As a follow up to the National Policy of Education (NPE), the Government of India, formulated the Tech. Ed I and Tech. Ed. II Projects to facilitate supply of technical trained manpower to the Industrial Sector and to make education the Polytechnics more responsive to the expansion of science and technology and the needs of the Industry & the rural sector through the introduction of new technology and training approaches in the Project States.

Specifically the objectives were to :
  • Expand the capacity of the polytechnic education system
  • Improve the quality of polytechnic programmes
  • Enhance the efficiency of management and operation of the polytechnic system.

Important Details of TECH ED - II


Starting Date: January 29, 1992
Completion Date: October 31, 1999
Total Project Cost: Rs 1097 crore

List of the States & Polytechnics with Allocation in TECH ED - II

S. No. State No. of Polytechnics Allocation Rs. in Crore Expenditure Rs. in Crore
Total 252 1113 1097
1 Andhra Pradesh 59 140 139
2 Assam 9 56 57
3 Haryana 16 163 160
4 Himachal Pradesh 5 48 46
5 Maharashtra 50 269 268
6 NCT of Delhi 9 55 54
7 Pondicherry 3 19 20
8 Punjab 17 112 112
9 Tamil Nadu 52 100 91
10 West Bengal 32 140 142
11 NPIU/TTTIs - 12 9
  1. Women's enrollment increased from 11% to 28%. Two special polytechnics for the Physically Handicapped have been established i.e. one at Mysore, (Karnataka) and the other at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).
  2. 27 number of new co-education polytechnics were set up, 30 women's polytechnics and 14 women's wings in co-education polytechnics were established. This facilitated increase in number of student places by 48925.
  3. The facility of hostel was created for 8646 boys and 11549 women in the project polytechnics.18 Continuing Education Centers and 194 Continuing Education Cells were created.
  4. 128 polytechnics offer flexible programmes based on Multi Point Entry and Credit System (MPECS).
  5. 5374 labs and workshops were modernized for offering advance and high technology courses in the project polytechnics.
  6. All existing curricula were revised and were upgraded every 3 to 5 years. Curriculum for the new courses was prepared with latest technology input.
  7. 21 Learning Resource Development Centres (LRDCs) and 501 Learning Resources Utilization Cells (LRUCs) were established for producing multi media packages, video programmes, models and manual and other learning resource material.
  8. 480 Computer Centres were established in the project polytechnics.
  9. 27 State level Industry-institute-Interaction Centres and 465 polytechnic level cells were established for contributing to the quality of training and industrial exposure to students.
  10. Limited autonomy was granted to 66 polytechnics under the projects.
  11. 501 State level maintenance centers and cells in polytechnics were created for adequate maintenance of equipment.
  12. Extensive effort was made to enhance interaction with industry as a result of which the institutions generated revenue to the tune of Rs 105 crores during the project period.
  13. Passout rate of students increased from 46% to 76%.
  14. Dropout rate decreased from 8% to 4.6%.
  15. Employment rate increased from 45% to 65%

Objectives

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.

As a follow up to the National Policy of Education (NPE), the Government of India, formulated the Tech. Ed I and Tech. Ed. II Projects to facilitate supply of technical trained manpower to the Industrial Sector and to make education the Polytechnics more responsive to the expansion of science and technology and the needs of the Industry & the rural sector through the introduction of new technology and training approaches in the Project States.

Specifically the objectives were to :
  • Expand the capacity of the polytechnic education system
  • Improve the quality of polytechnic programmes
  • Enhance the efficiency of management and operation of the polytechnic system.

Important Details of TECH ED - II

Starting Date: January 17, 2001
Completion Date: June 30, 2007
Total Project Cost: Rs 386 crore

List of the States & Polytechnics with Allocation in TECH ED - III

Realising the need for development of the northeastern states, Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and to bring in equity and balanced growth nationwide, Government of India has announced a number of schemes for economic and industrial development. To make these schemes successful, it was felt that among other things, quality of adequately qualified technical manpower would be required. Consequently, the Government of India negotiated a Technician Education Project III with the World Bank to include the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Assam was part of Technician Education - II Project in which 10 polytechnics were supported by the project with investment of Rs 55.6 crores. The state of Manipur decided not to participate in the project.

The northeastern region of the country, including Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, have been blessed with natural scenic beauty and large reserves of natural resources. Although majority of the population in these states/UT except Jammu & Kashmir, belongs to different tribes, there is high rate of literacy, which is a matter of pride for the whole country. The state of Sikkim and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, have already achieved much higher rates of primary and secondary school enrollment and literacy than the national average.

In spite of high literacy rate and educated work force and existence of significant natural resources, these States/UT have not been able to gain from the ongoing economic reforms in the country because of their remote location, low population densities, difficult terrain and lack of competent technical manpower. Nevertheless, with India aspiring to become one of the competing developed nations in the World by 2010 and consequently announcing changes in its economic policy, it is inevitable that the ground be prepared in the northeast, in Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands so that these States/UT are able to contribute in the goals and aspirations of the country and be part of the development movement as the rest of the country.

S. No. State No. of Polytechnics Allocation Rs. in Crore
Total 19 380
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2 35
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 37
3 Jammu & Kashmir 4 72
4 Meghalaya 3 51
5 Mizoram 2 43
6 Nagaland 3 43
7 Sikkim 2 60
8 Tripura 2 24
9 NPIU - 15

Objectives of TEQIP Phase I


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.
  • To improve efficiency and effectiveness of the technical education management system in the States and institutions selected under the Programme.

Important Dates


EFC approval: August 16, 2002
Cabinet approval: December 19, 2002
Signing of Programme Agreement with World Bank
1st cycle States:   February 04, 2003
2nd cycle States:   April 12, 2004
Effectiveness of the Programme : March 12, 2003
Closing of the Programme: March 31, 2009

Selection of States and Institutions


Selection of institutions was carried out through a two-step process
  • First step: Eligibility of applicant institutions was determined at State/BTE level, separately for Lead and Network Institutions.
  • Second step: Proposal from clusters of institutions (each cluster comprising a lead institution and 3-4 networked institution)-based on their vision, strategies and action plans were selected through a national level competition.

Accreditation was also mandatory component for inclusion in the programme. For judging academic attainment, some parameters were designed and benchmarks values were assigned to each parameter. The maximum score was 68. To be eligible for the status of a Lead Institutions, an applicant institution must score 51 or more marks. In case of Network Institution, the benchmark was 34.

No. of Lead Institutions: 40 (Centrally Funded Institutions 16 + State Institutions 24)
No. of Network Institutions: 87 (Centrally Funded Institutions 2 + State Institutions 85)
Total No. of Institutions: 127

Selected States & Institutions: In First Cycle:

S. No. States Centrally Funded Institutions
1 Haryana MNIT, Allahabad
2 Himachal Pradesh NIT, Calicut
3 Kerala NIT, Kurukshetra
4 Madhya Pradesh VNIT, Nagpur
5 Maharashtra MANIT, Bhopal
6 Uttar Pradesh -

Selected States & Institutions: In Second Cycle:

S. No. States Centrally Funded Institutions
1 Andhra Pradesh NIT, Rourkela
2 Gujarat NIT, Trichy
3 Jharkhand NIT, Warangal
4 Karnataka NIT, Srinagar
5 Tamil Nadu NIFFT, Ranchi
6 Uttarakhand SVNIT, Surat
7 West Bengal NIT, Durgapur
8 - NIT, Surathkal
9 - DBRANIT, Jalandhar
10 - NIT, Jamshedpur
11 - NIT, Silchar
12 - MNIT, Jaipur
13 - NIT, Hamirpur

The original allocation for the project was 189 million SDRs. An amount of 26.529 million SDRs was deducted from the project by GoI/World Bank for Tsunami relief activities reducing the allocation to 162.471 million SDRs. Correspondingly the project in INRs got reduced and all States/CFIs allocations were also reduced. The funds released and expenditure incurred by CFIs and States for TEQIP Phase I is given below:

S. No. Centrally Funded Institution/NPIU/States Project Life Allocation
(Figures in Million Rs.)
Cumulative Expenditure
(Figures in Million Rs.)
Disbursement
(Figures in Million Rs.)
1 MNNIT, ALLAHABAD 170.000 170.000 170.000
2 MANIT, BHOPAL 201.200 200.267 200.267
3 NIT, CALICUT 211.606 211.606 211.606
4 NIT, DURGAPUR 210.000 210.000 210.000
5 NIT, HAMIRPUR 183.634 183.700 179.717
6 MNIT, JAIPUR 85.394 85.394 85.394
7 DBRANIT, JALANDHAR 102.700 102.700 102.700
8 NIT, JAMSHEDPUR 93.729 88.484 88.485
9 NIT, KURUKSHETRA 187.513 177.193 176.392
10 VNIT, NAGPUR 200.000 200.000 200.000
11 NIFFT, RANCHI 93.819 90.810 90.810
12 NIT, ROURKELA 152.796 152.700 152.700
13 NIT, SILCHAR 126.780 126.800 126.780
14 NIT, SRINAGAR 79.252 75.729 75.719
15 SVNIT, SURAT 229.300 229.286 229.300
16 NIT, SURATHKAL 218.654 218.654 218.654
17 NIT, TIRUCHIRAPALLI 200.000 200.000 200.000
18 NIT, WARANGAL 194.100 194.100 194.100
NPIU 125.000 54.155 54.155
SUB TOTAL (A) 3065.477 2971.578 2966.779
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 1452.834 1451.154 1451.154
2 GUJARAT 503.703 498.393 498.496
3 HARYANA 326.860 322.707 320.885
4 HIMACHAL PRADESH 79.953 79.452 79.452
5 JHARKHAND 318.700 318.700 318.700
6 KARNATAKA 1624.757 1606.577 1604.898
7 KERALA 529.765 529.950 529.950
8 MADHYA PRADESH 458.476 444.321 441.297
9 MAHARASHTRA 1625.594 1625.239 1612.571
10 TAMIL NADU 961.630 954.680 954.251
11 UTTARAKHAND 349.951 349.073 346.835
12 UTTAR PRADESH 625.060 621.262 616.433
13 WEST BENGAL 1470.970 1468.096 1455.234
SUB TOTAL (B) 10328.253 10269.604 10230.156
TOTAL (A+B) 13393.730 13241.182 13196.935
  1. 89 new PG programs started in emerging areas
  2. 93% courses are either accredited or under assessment for accreditation
  3. 50% graduates with high academic performance (>75% marks)
  4. 76% graduates placed through campus interviews with average annual salary of Rs 2.90 lac
  5. 13,389 students admitted in ME/MTech programs during last year
  6. 587 PhDs awarded during last year in project institutions
  7. 88% of the sanctioned faculty positions and 78% of the staff positions filled.
  8. 180 Patents obtained and another 367 filed
  9. 37,542 research papers published
  10. Grant of autonomy:
    • Academic Autonomy: fully implemented in 81 institutions and substantial in 40
    • Financial Autonomy: 110 full and 17 substantial
    • Administrative Autonomy : 102 full and 25 substantial
    • Managerial Autonomy: 112 full and 15 substantial
  11. Block grant : One State has provided in full and 9 States in partial
  12. All institutions have BOGs
  13. Governance is with stakeholders' participation
  14. Four Funds i.e. Corpus Fund, Staff Development Fund, Depreciation Fund and Maintenance Fund created in all TEQIP institutions and augmented with substantial amount
  15. All curricula revised and all syllabi updated in all programme institutions
  16. Campus wide networking established in all institutions
  1. Flexibility in the pace of learning - NIT Warangal
  2. Community service cell - NIT Hamirpur
  3. Integrated Institute Automation System - NIT Durgapur
  4. MIS for online admission test - SGSITS Indore
  5. Insurance coverage for students - BMS College of Engineering Bangalore
  6. Component manufacturing for industries - NMAM Institute of Technology Nitte
  7. Cost sharing book bank scheme for students - College of Engineering Chengannur

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