Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP) was conceived in pursuance of the National Policy on Education 1986 (Revised in 1992) with a Goal to scale-up 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. TEQIP is being implemented as a World Bank assisted Project to improve the quality of technical education system in the country. The broad objectives of the programme are as follows:
To create an environment in which Engineering Institutions selected under the programme can achieve their own set of 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.
TEQIP (Phase-I) was implemented in 13 States and covered 127 Institutions including 18 Centrally Funded Institutions and 19 Polytechnics. It became effective in March 2003 and completed on 31st March, 2009.
Building upon the satisfactory completion of the first phase of TEQIP, its second phase (TEQIP-II) has been initiated. Around 200 engineering institutions are planned to be competitively selected to improve quality of Technical Education through institutional and systemic reforms. The second phase boosts efforts to prepare more post-graduate students to reduce the shortage of qualified faculty, and to produce more R&D in collaboration with industry.