The Project : TEQIP–II has been launched officially in GEC Thrissur from May 2012. An amount of Rs 10,00,00,000/- has been already sanctioned by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala for this project since inception. This amount was spent for Modernization and strengthening of laboratories, Faculty and Staff development, Enhancing R&D activities, Academic support for weak students etc, strictly as per World Bank norms and guidelines.
Objectives : The objectives of the project are (i) Strengthening Institutions to produce high quality engineers for better employability, (ii) Scaling-up postgraduate education and demand-driven Research & Development and Innovation, (iii) Establishing Centers of Excellence for focused applicable research, (iv) Training of faculty for effective Teaching, and (v) Enhancing Institutional and System Management effectiveness.
News : The project was slated to end in December 2014, but is now being extended for a further period of 2 years hence.
For ensuring the sustainability of the TEQIP II initiatives, Government has made available four funds immediately after the end of TEQIP II project. The period of utilization of four funds will be for five years from 1st August 2017.