The Project, Third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme
(referred to as TEQIP-III) is fully integrated with the Twelfth Five-year Plan
objectives for Technical Education as a key component for improving the quality of
Engineering Education in existing institutions with a special consideration for Low
Income States and Special Category States and support to strengthen few affiliated
technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices.
The Project will focus on the following objectives:
Improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states viz. 7 Low Income States (LIS1), eight states in the North-East of India, three Hill states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union
- System-level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance which
include widening the scope of Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) to improve their policy, academic and management practices towards affiliated institutions, and
- Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of institutions and
ATUs participating in focus states.
Only the Government and Government aided AICTE approved Engineering institutions/Engineering faculty/Engineering Teaching Department/Constituent
Institutions of Universities/Deemed to be Universities and new centrally funded
institutions in SCS will be the part of the project. An estimated 200 Government and Government funded Engineering institutions including Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) will be selected under different sub-components in one or two cycles.
COMPONENT 1 : IMPROVE QUALITY AND EQUITY IN ENGINEERING
TEQIP seeks to enhance quality and equity in participating engineering education
institutions and improve the efficiency of the engineering education system in focus states.
The Project will support two components:
INSTITUTIONS IN FOCUS STATES
Sub-component 1.1 : Institutional Development for Participating Institutions
To focus on improving quality and equity in engineering education in all government
and government-aided institutions and technical universities, including ATUs, in seven
low-income states (LIS), three hill states, all states in the North-East of India, and
Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Sub-component 1.2: Widening Impact through ATUs focus States
To support the Affiliated Technical Universities (ATUs) in seven LIS, eight states in
the North-East of India, three Hill states and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union
territory (UT)) to implement the reforms in the areas like academic, learning
assessment and examination, student placement, personnel management and
improving data management and administration.
Sub-component 1.3 : Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve
Performance of Participating Institutions and ATUs
COMPONENT - 2: SYSTEM-LEVEL INITIATIVES TO STRENGTHEN SECTOR GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE
To support the priorities identified by Sub-component 1.1 and 1.2 institutions in their
IDPs and Action Plans through twinning arrangements to build capacity and improve
To build the capacity of technical education policy planners, administrators and
implementers at the central, state, and institutional levels. In particular, capacity
building is intended to support the effective implementation of reforms, innovative
management initiatives, and knowledge sharing workshops between TEQIP institutions
and non-TEQIP institutions.
Equity Action Plan of January 2020 to September 2020