The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP).
The project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with total project outlay of 3600 crore rupees.
The Focus States in 3rd Phase of TEOIP are
- 3 Hill States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
- 6 Low Income States: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
- 8 North-Eastern States: It includes seven sisters plus Sikkim.
- Besides, Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also focused UT under the 3rd Phase of the Programme.
The major outcomes of TEQIP
- Better academic standards, through filling up faculty positions, training faculty in better teaching methods, accreditation, improved research outputs in institution in Focus States/UTs.
- Better administration of the institutions with improved financial and academic autonomy.
- Better systems for assessment of higher transition rates and student learning.
- Expeditious and transparent release of funds to institutes by way of Direct Funds Transfer (DFT) System.
- The TEQIP was launched in 2003 with World Bank assistance as a long term programme to be implemented in three phases.
- TEQIP-I commenced in 2003 and ended on March 31st, 2009. It covered 127 institutes across 13 States including 18 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
- TEQIP-II commenced in August 2010. It had covered 23 States/Union Territories (UTs) and 191 Institutes (including 26 CFTIs). TEQIP-II will conclude in October, 2016.
- Both phases of the programme had a positive impact on the infrastructure and educational standards in the technical institutions where they were taken up.