Progress under TEQIP-III activities reviewed

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JAMMU: State Project Administrator, Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), J&K Nirmal Sharma on Saturday reviewed the progress under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)-III, in the state.
The TEQIP is a World Bank aided project of MHRD launched with the objective to upscale and improve the quality and enhance the existing capacities of the institutions to become demand driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward looking, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring at National and International level.
According to a statement issued here, discussing the various steps to achieve the objectives of the project, Sharma emphasised to gear up the activities under Start up Cells, Industry Institutions Interaction Cells so that bright innovative ideas of the students are transformed into start-up businesses.
The project director further stressed that the participating institutions should expedite to fulfil the parameters laid down for seeking accreditation with NBA for starting new M.Tech. /Ph.D. courses in the participating institutions at the earliest.
She discussed the work plans of the institutions for faculty development, online courses and workshops/trainings for students & faculty.
She underscored the need to start GATE Coaching which will be provided to students free of cost within their institutions by renowned Service Providers of the country under this project. “This would help students to qualify GATE and seek admissions to various post-graduate education programs like Master of Engineering/ Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy” she added.
For bridging the skill gaps between the academia and industry, she informed that the students would be receiving Coaching on Employability skills to make them “Industry-ready human resource”.
The institutions were also advised to follow the BEST practices of their respective Mentor Institutions as the Mentee-Mentor (Twinning) arrangements with institutions are done to build capacity and improve performance.
The meeting was attended by Dr Sameru Sharma Principal GCET Jammu, Prof. Iqbal Parwez Registrar BGSBU Rajouri, TEQIP Coordinators and Nodal Officers (Academics, Finance & Procurement) of BGSBU Rajouri, GCET Jammu, IUST Awantipora , SMVDU Katra and SPIU J&K.