Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) is an initiative of National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) which is a unit of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, established in August 1990. This program is funded by World Bank. The program also aims to enhance the capacity of the institutions by faculty improvement and also to make curriculum dynamic, demand-driven, quality conscious and responsive to rapid economic and technological developments.
Currently, this is in the third phase after successful completion of first and second phase and is executed as Knowledge Incubation under TEQIP III (KITE). This program is initiated to improve the quality of technical education system in India, with a special consideration for 7 Low Income States, eight states in the North-East of India, three hill states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory (UT)), and also to strengthen few affiliated technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices. In this phase, it also incorporates twinning arrangements between mentee and mentor institutions.
To execute the above project, NPIU has identified many institutes of technical excellence to impart knowledge in different aspects of administration, teaching, research, etc. which can be incorporated in Government colleges all over India, called Quality Circle Institutes. IIT Bombay is identified as one of the institute of technical excellence and has been assigned ten Quality Circle Institutes. Among these ten institutes, two institutes are directly mentored by IIT Bombay viz. Nalanda College of Engineering, Chandi, Nalanda in BIHAR and Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, Odisha. The remaining eight institutes are from Rajasthan and are called twinned institutions mentored by their respective twinned mentor institutes. IIT Bombay plays the role of mentors for the twinned mentor institutes as well.
The details of the Institutes are available in the adjoining map locators. An exhaustive list of all the institutes covered under this project and more details of the project can be viewed here.