WORLD BANK PROJECT
In 1986, the Govt.
of India formulated a National Policy on education (NPE) which included a Ten-year
Technician Education Investment Programme for the upgrading of the Technician
Education and training system. In support of this policy an agreement to start
the World Bank Project ‘Tech.Ed.-II’ financed by IDA was signed on 16.12.91
for the State of Haryana with the objective to address the problems of Technician
Education system related to its Capacity to respond to the emerging new
technologies and changing needs of the industry, the Quality of technicians
which it produces, and the Efficiency with which it is operated. In order
to achieve the above goals the following three objectives were outlined in the
World Bank assisted project.
- The Capacity Expansion Objective
incorporated introduction of new courses in new and emerging technologies
at existing polytechnics, developing new polytechnics and expanding programs
aimed at Women and the Rural and Informal Sectors.
- The Quality Improvement Objective
incorporated strengthening teacher education and training programmes, establishing
curriculum development and research programmes, modernizing laboratories and
workshops and instituting maintenance programmes.
- The Efficiency Improvement
Objective incorporated strengthening of the administration and management
of the State Board of Technical Education and establishing Industry-Institute
Interaction Cell at Polytechnics. 16 no. of polytechnics were covered under
15 no. of schemes to achieve these three objectives. The schemes under these
objectives were :
A. Schemes under
- Introducing new Diploma/ Post
Diploma in existing Polytechnics.
- Establishment of Govt. Polytechnic,
- Establishment of Got. Polytechnic,
- Establishment of GIET, Hissar.
- Establishment of Govt. Polytechnic
for Women, Faridabad.
- Providing student hostel &
B. Schemes under
- Modernisation of existing Polytechnics.
- Setting up of Computer Facilities.
- Setting up of LRUCs.
- Introduction of Multipoint Entry
& Credit System at G. P. Ambala.
C. Schemes under
- Faculty Development
- Strengthening of Directorate of
- Establishment of State Board of
- Setting up of IIIC at existing
- Establishment of maintenance cells
in existing Polytechnics.
Brief facts of
the World Bank Project :
Date of Signing agreement : 16-12-1991
Date of Effectivity : 29-1-1992
Date from which retroactive financing permitted : 1-4-1991
Date of physical closing : 31-10-1999
Date of financial closing : 29-2-2000
Initial cost of the Project : Rs. 80.87
Final cost of the project : Rs. 163.15
No of Polytechnics covered : 16 (Existing
Govt. Polytechnics 8, Existing Aided Polytechnics 4,
New Govt. Polytechnics 4)
Total No. of Schemes : 15
The Scheme wise Physical
achievements of the department under the World Bank Project are as below :
UNDER WORLD BANK PROJECT :
- 4 new Polytechnics established
(Uttawar, Narnaul, Hissar, Women, Faridabad)
- 16 new Courses started at 28
- 750 hostel places constructed
(270 for boys, 480 for girls).
- 195 staff residences constructed.
- 172 existing labs modernized
in 12 existing Polytechnics.
- Machinery & Equipment worth
Rs. 48.282 crores purchased for 16 Polytechnics and Head office.
- 749 Pentium Computer Systems
purchased for 16 Polytechnics.
- 16 Jeeps, 16 Mini Buses and
16 Tempo Travellers purchased, one each for each Polytechnic.
- Books worth Rs. 1.884 crores
purchased for 16 Polytechnics and Head office.
- Furniture worth Rs. 3.667 crores
purchased for 16 Polytechnics and the Directorate.
- 334 faculty positions (4 Principals,
57 Head of the Departments, 273 Sr. Lecturers/Lecturers) created.
- Learning Resource Centres for
Developing & Utilisation of teaching aids established in all 16 Polytechnics.
- Multi-Point Entry and Credity
System introduced in all the 6 disciplines at Govt. Polytechnic, Ambala.
- 113 faculty members sponsored
for Long Term Training including B.E., M.E., MCA, MEE, Phd. etc.
- 16 senior faculty members sponsored
for Advance Training/ Study Visits in forgein countries.
- 100% regular faculty members
trained under Short Term Training Programmes in various fields of specialisation.
- 12 Key Additional Posts created
in the Directorate.
- 5 Key Additional Posts created
in the State Board.
- Industry Institute Interaction
Cells established in each of the 16 Polytechnics. One Jeep provided for
the exclusive use of Training and Placement Officer for better mobility
and interaction with the industry.
- Maintenance Cells established
in all the 16 Polytechnics
The object wise expenditure
incurred under the project to achieve these physical targets is as below :
Object wise expenditure
Expenditure (Rs. Crores)
O & M