State Project Facilitation Unit, Uttar Pradesh

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 Uttar Pradesh.
  • 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.