The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched in December, 2004-05 the “Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India (TEQIP)” which aims to upscale and support ongoing efforts in improving quality of technical education and enhancing existing capacities of the institutions to become dynamic, demand-driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward looking, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at national and international levels. The Programme was conceived and designed as a long term project to be implemented in phases to support Technical Education in the country to achieve excellence.
TEQIP Phase I was implemented with the assistance of World Bank as a Centrally co-ordinated Central and State Sector Project with a total cost of Rs. 1389 crore. Out of this Rs. 306 crore was Central Component and the remaining Rs. 1033 crore was State Component. The program became effective in March, 2003 and closed on 31st March, 2009. 127 Institutions participated in TEQIP, out of which 18 were Centrally Funded Institutions and 109 were State Institutions. The State Institutions were from 13 States namely, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The 18 Central institutions include 17 NITs and NIFFT, Ranchi. The 109 State Institutions include 90 Engineering Colleges and 19 Polytechnics.The cumulative expenditure by Centre for TEQIP Phase I was Rs. 132.80 crore which is 99% of the total Project allocation.
Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot received Rs 14.16 Crores in TEQIP phase I during which all the laboratories pertaing to UG programs were modernized and several facilties were created like Wi-Fi Internet facility, Digital library, Softwares related to differnet branches and new building for E&C Engg. Dept. etc., and sanctioned grant was properly utilised.
The college has been selected for TEQIP-II on National compitation basis and is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of MHRD with the assistance of the World Bank at a total cost of Rs. 2430 crore. Estimated Central Government contribution is Rs. 1895.50 crore, out of which Rs. 1395.50 crore will be reimbursed by the World Bank. The State Governments share is Rs. 518.50 crore and the Share of Private unaided institutions is Rs. 16 crore. Project cost in the Government and Government aided institutions for all sub-components will be shared between the Central Government and State Governments in the ratio of 75:25 by all but the Special Category States for whom the ratio will be 90:10. For Centrally Funded Institutions, 100% of institutional project costs will be borne by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The project duration of TEQIP – II is 4 years, which may be extended, covering about 200 institutions based on quality of Institutional Development Proposal & Commitment to performance norms and eligibility criteria. This phase started in 2010-11.
Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot has been granted Rs. 12.5 Crores in TEQIP phase II from World Bank and presently Executing the project. TEQIP-II is designed for scaling up of PG programs and Demand Driven Research. During this phase many research laboratories have been established and large number of faculty development and student development programs have been conducted. To increase enrollment for PG and Research programs Scholarships are given to meritorious and elligible students under different categories on par with AICTE scholarships. To help academically weak students remedial classes are being conducted. To improve employability of students various skill development are being organised.