The third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) was conducted between May 28 and June 1 at IITGN campus with 160 participants. The participants included senior faculty from several engineering colleges of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The five-day programme included talks and discussions on several important topics viz. teaching and learning environment in engineering colleges, some of them being active learning, autonomy, governance & management, and research & development.

TEQIP is a summer training programme for faculty members of engineering colleges that helps improve the quality of technical education system in the country. The active learning component covered topics such as engagement of students through active participation, peer learning, technology-enhanced learning and students counselling. The curriculum on autonomy, governance and management covered topics such as academic ecosystem, importance of autonomy and sustainability, industry interaction for student placement & alumni network, faculty-student collaboration, and importance of positive outlook, teamwork and collegiality among colleagues.

The participating faculty members were also given a chance to visit state-of-the-art laboratories at IITGN. In addition, senior professors of IIT shared their thoughts on how to continue research and how to encourage young faculty to conduct proper teaching and research, how to get research proposals and funding, sustainable funding in terms of industrial consultancies, and Intellectual Property (IP) management, etc.

The institute also plans to have a meeting with principals and TEQIP coordinators of participating colleges to explore the ways of building a sustainable relationship.