PROJECT DESIGN

TEQIP III 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:

Component – 1: Improving quality of engineering institutions in focus states

  • Sub-component 1.1: Institutional Development for Participating Institutions have been evaluated and 16 institutions have been selected for the State of Uttarakhand.
  • Sub-component 1.2: Widening Impact of the project through ATUs in focus states.
  • Sub-component 1.3: Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of Participating Institutions and ATUs under sub-component 1.1/1.2 respectively.

Component – 2: System Level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance by key apex bodies in engineering education, including AICTE and NBA, to strengthen the overall system of engineering education.

PROJECT STRATEGY

The project institutions will be required to implement academic and non-academic reforms within their self-conceived development programmes that focus on quality and relevance, excellence, resource mobilization, greater institutional autonomy with accountability, research and equity.

Professional development programmes for engineering-education policy planners, administrators and implementers at the Central, State and University levels will be organized. The Project will also support development of more efficient governance activities.

The Project will lay major emphasis on monitoring and evaluation. The prime responsibility of monitoring will lie with the institutions themselves. The management structure at the Institutional level i.e. the Board of Governors (BoG) along with Head of the institution will monitor the progress of Institutional projects on a regular basis and provide guidance for improving the performance of institution in project implementation. The information from project institutions will be collected through a scalable web-based Management Information System (MIS). State Governments will also regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of institutions. The Government of India and the World Bank will conduct bi-annual Joint Reviews of the Project with assistance from the National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU). The monitoring will be based on Institutional Development Proposals (IDPs) and Action Plans for ATUs prepared by each project institution and achievements will be measured through a set of performance indicators. The monitoring will focus on implementation of reforms by institutions, achievements in project activities under different sub-components, procurement of resources and services, utilization of financial allocations and achievements in faculty and staff development and management development activities.

In the project, the technical assistance to AICTE is planned which will include designing an assessment system to track student learning at different points of the undergraduate program. Surveys of students, faculty, non-teaching staff and administrators will deepen insight into how institutes address specific problems related to student learning. Assessments will be designed to provide feedback to institutes on how and where to improve, without putting undue pressure on students.

In this project, the fund will be linked to the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) and will be disbursed only after achieving and verification of some of the indicators.

Funding

  • Sub-component 1.1:Institutions having Autonomous status: INR 15 crores.
    • Other Institutions: INR 10 crores.
  • Sub-component 1.2: Rs. 20.00 crore in Focus States ATUs.
  • Sub-component 1.3: The Institutions and ATUs under this Sub-component will receive an allocation of INR 2 Cr. That can be increased to INR 7 Cr. Based on their performance.

Category-wise fund allocations:

Indicative Category -Wise Funding for Key Activities per Project Institution
(Centrally Funded, Government Fundedand Government Aided Institution) selected under Sub-component1.1

S.No.
Key Activities
Category of Expenditure (Head of Expenditure)
Percentage (%)
Cost (Rs. in Crore) For non-autonomous Institution or University Faculty / Department / Constituent Institution
Cost (Rs. in Crore) for autonomous institution status by UGC/CFIs

1

Procurement of Goods (equipment, furniture, books LRs, software and minor) and minor civil works for improvement in teaching, training and learning facilities

Procurement

Upto60%

6.00

9.00

2

Improvement in Teaching, Learning and Research competence Improve student

Academic

At least 30%

3.00

4.50

3

Incremental

IOC

Up to 10%

1.00

1.50

TOTAL

100 %

10.00

15.00

Note :

  • • The expenditure onminorcivilworks should not exceed 5% of theinstitutional project life allocation.

Indicative Category -wise Funding for Key Activities per ATUs selected under Sub-component 1.2 & 1.3

S.No.
Key Activities
Category of Expenditure (Head of Expenditure)
Percentage (%)
Cost (Rs. in Crore) for ATUs under Sub-component 1.2
Cost (Rs. in Crore) for ATUs under Sub-component 1.3

1

Procurement of Goods (equipment, furniture, books LRs, software and minor items) and minor civil works.

  • Centralized Research hubs opened to all faculty
  • Establishing / improving ERP / management information system for student, staff and faculty data
  • Improving financial management and procurement
  • A modern HR system for efficient personnel management

Procurement

Up to 40%

8.00

2.

2

Improvement in Teaching, Learning and Research Competence of affiliated institutions:

  • Mentoring of affiliated institutions and promoting of applications to UGC / NBA
  • Increasing faculty productivity and motivation
  • Twinning arrangements with ATU sunder Sub-component 1.3 to build
  • capacity and improved performance
  • Preparation of massive open online courses (also referred to as MOOCs), facilitating access of institutions to MOOCs
  • Filling up of faculty vacancies
  • Developing credit-based systems such that students in institutions could use select e-learning courses as part of their degree programs
  • Greater access to digital resources
  • Improving institutional governance
  • Improve student learning
  • Student employability

Academic

At least 50%

10.00

3.50

3

Incremental Operating Cost

IOC

Up to 10%

2.00

0.70

TOTAL

100 %

20.00

7.00

Note :

  • • The expenditure on minor civil works should not exceed 3% of the institutional project life allocation.

State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU)

Technical Education Quality Improvement Program Phase – III (TEQIP-III)
( A Unit of Ministry of HRD, Gov. of India & NPIU )