SRI HIRENDRA KR. BHATTACHARJYA
Principal
PCPS Girls' Polytechnic
 
  AICTE - NEQIP  
 

1. Name of the project: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)–North East Quality Improvement Program (NEQIP)

2. Project Duration: The duration of the project is for three years (2013 to 2016).

3. Project Objectives:

The Project will focus on the following objectives:

» Strengthening institutions in terms of infrastructure.
» Strengthening institutions in terms of faculty competence and quality of teaching, research and consultancy.
» Polytechnics have technicians and craftsmen whose services can be utilized to some extent for imparting skill training and adoption of appropriate technologies.
» Strengthening institutions in terms of academics to improve learning outcomes and employability of students.

4. Project Scope:
Project is for AICTE approved Government and Government aided Polytechnics, Government and Government aided Engineering institutions and AICTE approved university departments from North Eastern Region Institutions. The Project is aimed to improve the infrastructure, quality and competence of faculty and academics to improve learning outcomes and employability of students.

5. Project Strategy:
The Project will be implemented as a Centrally Funded Project (CFP) and 100% of the project cost will be borne by the AICTE.

6. Project Components:

» Improvement in teaching, training and learning facilities through:
  » Starting new UG and PG courses in Engineering discipline
  » Modernization and strengthening of existing laboratories
  » Establishment of new laboratories for existing and new UG and PG courses
  » Modernization of classrooms
  » Updating of learning resources
  » Procurement of furniture
  » Establishment / upgradation of Central and Departmental Computer Centres
  » Modernization / improvements of supporting departments
  » Modernization and strengthening of libraries and increasing access to knowledge resources
  » Civil works
» Enhancement of R&D and institutional consultancy activities
» Faculty and Staff development for improved competency
» Faculty Development for effective teaching
» Enhanced interaction with Industry
» Institutional management capacity enhancement
» Implementation of institutional reforms
» Academic support for weak, SC&ST Students
» Finishing School training

7. Funding pattern:
The financial allocation to each Government and Government aided Polytechnic is restricted to be in the range of Rs.5.00 crore and for Government and Government aided degree engineering institution the allocation will be Rs. 7.00 crore.

8. Disbursement of funds based on projected budget

(A) On Sanction of Proposal: Advance up to 25% of the sanctioned amount
(B) Year 2: Advance up to 30% of the sanctioned amount
(C) Year 3: Advance up to 35% of the sanctioned amount
(D) After Completion of the Project: Reimbursement of actual expenditure up to sanctioned amount (based on UC & Completion Report)

9. Institutional Level Implementation Arrangements:
The Project at the Institutional level will be managed by two bodies

(i) Board of Governors (BoG)
(ii) Institutional Project Unit (IPU)

9.1 Board of Governors (BoG):
The BoG will meet at least thrice in a year for Polytechnic institutions or as often as required. The BoG will monitor progress in the carrying out of all the proposed activities, resolve bottlenecks, and enable the Institution to achieve targets for all key indicators. It will ensure proper utilization of Project fund and timely submission of Progress Reports and Utilization Certificates.

9.2 Institutional Project Unit:
The Institutional Project Unit will operate through required committees for effective and time bound implementation of the proposed activities as proposed in the project proposal

10. Project Monitoring and Reviews:
Project will be reviewed and monitored continuously by IPU & BOG. The time bound progress reports will be submitted to AICTE by the institute.