Rs.781.42 cr issued to institutions under TEQIP in last 3 yrs, says HRD Minister

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

The Union Minister for Human Resource, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha informed that an amount of Rs. 781.42 crore has been released to institutions under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) during the last three years (2016-2019).  An amount of Rs. 63.63 crore has been spent on high quality books and learning resources under TEQIP-III. This amount is being used in regular Teaching-Learning process at TEQIP-III institutes. Further, in order to improve the employability of the students, GATE training and Employability skill training have been provided to final year students.

A total of 8,645 & 17,384 students have been provided training during 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively through TEQIP-III.

The newly admitted first year students are provided 3 weeks’ bridge course on Mathematics, Physics, Communication skills and Computer knowhow.

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Where to find details

The details of the institutions which are participating under the TEQIP-III programme, since its inception on April 1, 2017, status of its implementation along with details of funds allocated, released and utilized during the last three years and State/UT-wise, details of learning resources provided under TEQIP-III and students trained are available here

At present no more institutions are proposed to be selected under TEQIP-III, as it is scheduled to conclude by September 30, 2020.  There is no proposal to extend similar programmes to Commerce and Social Science Institutions.

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