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Union govt initiates Multidisciplinary Education and Research for Technical Education

26/07/2021 at 6:20 PM

New Delhi, July 26: Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase-III, initiated by the Ministry of Education with assistance from the World Bank to improve the quality of engineering education since 1st April 2017, is going to conclude on 30th September 2021.

A token amount of Rs. 10 crore has been provided for “Multidisciplinary Education Research Improvement in Technical Education (MERITE)” in the recent budget 2021-22 to start preparatory works.

The Government of India has been making continuous efforts to ensure that the focus State Governments prepare a sustainability plan for the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III), so as to avoid any academic standstill beyond the project period i.e 30th September 2021. Ministry of Education has written to the Chief Secretaries of Focus States requesting to plan for the continuation of activities undertaken during TEQIP-III, for maintaining the quality of technical education.

The information was given by the Union Minister of Education, ShriDharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the LokSabha today.

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