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India-World Bank ink Credit Agreement for MPHEQIP

Union Government, Madhya Pradesh government and the World Bank have signed $300 million credit agreement for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project (MPHEQIP).

The credit will be provided by the International Development Association (IDA), World Bank’s concessionary lending arm with a maturity of 25 years, including a five-year grace period.

Key facts

  • MPHEQIP’s objective is to improve student outcomes especially of disadvantaged groups in selected Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  • It also seeks to increase the effectiveness of the Higher Education System in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The project comprises of three components viz. grants support to higher education institutions, improve system management and state level Initiatives.
  • The main impetus MPHEQIP will be on helping government colleges and universities to use institutional grants effectively in improving the quality of higher education.
  • It also seeks at providing equitable access to education for all and ensuring better capacity utilisation as well as including activities in education for making students more employable.

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