Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal

Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme

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National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) is a unit of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, established in August 1990 for coordination, facilitation, monitoring and to provide guidance to the States/Institutions in all aspects of the projects. During 1991 to 2007, NPIU implemented three Technician Education Projects of Government of India assisted by the World Bank, which helped to strengthen and upgrade the Technician Education System and benefited 552 polytechnics in 27 States including UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Puducherry. These three Projects have been rated as "Highly Satisfactory" on Project Management and implementation, which is the highest rating, provided by the World Bank. Success of three Technician Education Projects encouraged the Govt. of India to seek similar financial assistance from the World Bank for a systemic transformation of the technical education system as a whole with special focus on overall Quality Improvement in engineering education.

Vision: To develop and nurture a Technical Education System in the country which would produce skilled manpower of the highest quality comparable to the very best in the world and in adequate numbers to meet the complex technological needs of the economy; and provide the nation a comparative advantage in the creation and propagation of innovative technological solutions and in the development of a technological capacity of the highest order, both for its application in economic development of the country and for becoming a major supplier of technology and technological services in the world.

Mission: To plan and design innovative projects for total quality improvement in technical education system in the country. To develop a model project management system To coordinate, monitor and review project implementation To liaise with project stakeholders such as Central Government, State Governments, State Technical Education Departments, Institutions, Training providers, funding agencies and industry etc; To disseminate widely, success stories and lessons learnt from the successful projects. To undertake research studies for developing models of successful Project implementation. To prepare guideline documents To conduct training workshops on effective implementation of the Projects. To develop close linkages and network among different agencies.

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Chairman TEQIP-III, Prof. Saikat Maitra

Coordinator of TEQIP-III, Prof. Debashis De

Nodal Officers

Dr. Tufan Naiya (Financial Management Unit)
Dr. Jaya BAndyopadhyay (Academic Unit)
Dr. Rina Rani Ray (Procurement Unit)
Dr. Santanu Phadikar (Startup Unit)
Dr. Tapas Ghosh (Environmental Unit)
Dr. Kali Pada Das (IIIC)

Financial Management Unit

Dr. Tufan Naiya (Nodal Officer)
Dr. Atri Bhowmik
Mr. Rabin Dutta
Mr. Ashis Sarkar
Mr. Shamik Ghosh
Mr. Anil Prasad

Academic Unit

Dr. Jaya Bandyopadhyay (Nodal Officer)
Prof. Raja Banerjee
Dr. Santanu Phadikar
Dr. Madhumita Das Sarkar
Mr. Mihir Sing
Ms. Atreyee Biswas
Ms. Najmun Nessa
Mr. Sagar Ratan Basu

Procurement Unit

Dr. Rina Rani Ray (Nodal Officer)
Dr. Atri Bhowmik
Dr. Md. Aftabuddin
Dr. Madhumita Das Sarkar
Ms. Chumki Das
Mr. Ashis Nandy
Mr. Amit Paul
Mr. Shamik Ghosh
Mr. Soumendu Ghosh

Different committees have been formed to run the project successfully.



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A number of workshops, seminars, trainings for the students, faculties and staffs has been conducted under the Finishing School Unit and Industry Interaction Cell which are sponsored from the World Bank funded project TEQIP-III.
The worshop, seminars, startup and trainings held are as follows:

Performance Audit

Point 1: In PFMS, from report M32, utilization against allocation can be checked quarter wise.

Point 2: The certificate from the institute will be obtained whether they have accounted for 90% expenditure in the books of accounts

Point 3: No. of eligible programme, status of NBA accreditation (accredited/applied for), certification form NBA showing its validity period

Point 4: List of students registered for GATE signed by Head of the institution.

Point 5: Attendance of students of 55-60 hrs. taken GATE training signed by Head of the institution.

Point 6:Certified list of students acquiring valid score & no. of Total students
Point 6(i)
Point 6(ii)
Point 6(iii)

Point 7: Report provided by third party on employability skills

Point 8:Report showing employer satisfaction index.
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Point 8(ii)

Point 9: List of PhD students enrolled signed by head of the institution

Point 10: Attendance of students certified by mentor faculty with photographs.
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Point 11: List certified by Principal of institution along with the name of service provider

Point 12: Personal visit & list to start up/innovation cell and details about Hackathon participation.

Point 13: List of students undergone internships along with name of industry & duration.

Point 15: List and attendance of students gone through training in technical and soft skills.
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Point 15(ii)
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Point 15(iv)
Point 15(v)
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Point 15(vii)
Point 15(viii)

Point 16: Govt. orders on sectioned faculty positions

Point 17: List of filled-in faculty against sanctioned positions

Point 18: List of faculty who got upgradation in their qualification signed by Head of the Institute

Point 19: List of Faculty signed by the Head of the institution

Point 20: List of faculty attending training programs in previous year

Point 21: List of R & D project and consultancy secured in last year with the details of revenue generated.

Point 22: A tabulated list of first year students admitted during last academic year along with their results of first year (without backlog), the gender (Male/ Female) and their category (SC/ ST)

Point 23: List of students (all UG students) enroled showing category & gender to be provided by the institution.

Point 24: List of BoGmembers as per norms

Point 25: Minutes of the four BoG meetings held.
Point 25(i)
Point 25(ii)

Point 27: Certificate of UGC for Autonomy.

Point 28: A copy of Annual report

Point 30: Information on the activities conducted under long term and short term twinning plan
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Point 31: Attendance of students who have attended program/courses/workshops conducted by 1.3 instituion.
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Point 32: Office order issued to students under exchange programme

Point 33: List of training & participants who attended seminars/techfest etc.

Point 34: MoU signed in the deptt./ industry

Point 36: Minutes of the meeting of induction programme conducted by i.3 institutions BoG, BoS, Senate etc.for 1.2

Point 38: Details of Faculty of OBE workshop.
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