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Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

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Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP):


TEQIP [Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme] is coming to an end in March, leaving more than 1,200 assistant professors out of a job and some rural colleges bereft of half their faculty.

What next?

The Centre is preparing its own MERITE project with some similar objectives to improve technical education, but that may be too late for the faculty employed under the current project.

About TEQIP:

  • In the year 2002, the ministry of Human Resource and Development launched the TEQIP scheme.
  • The project commenced with the World Bank assistance.
  • The programme aims to overhaul the quality of technical education in the Low Income States and Special Category States (SCS) in India.

The measures include:

Institution based: accreditation of the courses through NBA, governance reforms, improving the processes, digital initiatives, securing autonomy for the colleges.

Student based: improving the quality of teaching, teacher training, equipping the class rooms, revision of syllabus, industry interaction, compulsory internships for students, training the students in industry-relevant skills, preparing them for the GATE exam etc.


Prelims Link:

  1. About TEQIP.
  2. Implementation.
  3. Features of the project.

Mains Link:

Discuss the basic objectives and significance of the project.

Sources: the Hindu.