The main objective of the programme is to upgrade the expertise and capabilities of the faculty members of the degree-level engineering institutions, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the National Institutes of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) in the country. The programme launched by the Government of India in the year 1970, is now being implemented and monitored by the National QIP Coordination Committee, funded through the AICTE. The eight major QIP centres at IITs and IISc undertake the various activities. Admissions to Ph.D. programmes are also offered in selected areas in institutions recognized as Minor QIP centers. A large number of faculty members from engineering institutions from all over the country have pursued Master and Ph.D. degree programmes under this scheme. These are aimed at improving the standard and quality of technical education through improvement of the qualifications of the faculty members in the various engineering institutions.
Department of Civil Engineering is selected as one of the minor center. There are three main activities under QIP centre carried out for the faculty of degree-level engineering institution:
(i)Providing opportunities to faculty members of the degree-level engineering institutions to improve their qualifications by offering admissions to Ph.D. degree programmes.
(ii)Organizing Short Term Courses at the QIP Centres for serving teachers.
(iii)Curriculum Development Cell activities which help to improve class room teaching and learning.
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