Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) – Phase - II
Shri G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore (SGSITS) was established in 1952 by G.S. Technical Society in the objective of providing technical education to the bright young generation in entire Malwa Region in Central India. It started its journey with the offering of a Licentiate Programme in Civil Engineering. In 1956 the Institute became a degree engineering college. Today, the Institute runs 9 UG and 17 PG Programmes in Engineering, B. Pharmacy, 2 Programmes in M. Pharmacy offering also in MCA, Course.
Today, in Madhya Pradesh, SGSITS is the largest technological institute with an annual intake of 660 UG, 300PG and 60 MCA students. The Institute has always been keen to introduce newer and newer engineering programmes and subjects like Bio-Medical Engineering at UG level and Opto-electronics with specialization in Optical Communication at PG Level have been introduced when the country needed trained technical manpower at these levels
The Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee year during December 2001 to December 2002. The celebration was inaugurated by Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Union Minister of human Resource Development and the valedictory function in December 2002 was attended by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the President of India and several other national leaders during this entire Golden Jubilee year, the Institute has organized several academic activities and initiated many ambitious programme. Among them, the participation in the prestigious “Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)” has been one of the few important mile stones in the path of 64 years – long journey.
The Institute has actively participated in TEQIP Phase-I during 2003-09 as a lead Institute and successfully achieve the goals set by and mentioned in the Institute proposal submitted in 2003. The Institute is grateful to the authorities of Govt. Madhya Pradesh and NPIU, New Delhi for its active support and cooperation from time to time. Some of the salient achievements of TEQIP Phase-I are as follows:
- The Institute is first in the country to implement Campus Wide Networking with more than 1350 nodes connecting all academic departments, administrative and financial block, hostels and staff campus.
- The Institute has created a facility of 33 KVA Substation to provide uninterrupted electric supply in the Institute premises.
- The Institute has uplifted the status of Library by 35% in volumes of Books, Periodicals, Journals and e-Library facility along with the infrastructure development.
- Institute is also established a separate block as Advanced Technology Centre with the financial support under TEQIP.
- The Institute has also organized more than a dozen seminars/workshop/training programmes for the benefit of the faculty members of the Engineering Colleges of the Madhya Pradesh and some of them of organized with the network institute.
- The Institute has organized two training programmes in the area of conservation of water and water harvesting. 400 Tribal youths (Gram Engineers) were trained by the faculties of the Institute in the year 2006 and 2008.
- Institute has also organized training pogramme for ITI trained and qualified staff for electrical technician courses and mechanical oriented programmes.
- Institute is also enhanced the ongoing UG and PG Programmes.
- Around 100 faculties have been sponsored to attend National and International Conferences/Seminar for presenting their research works.
- The Institute is first in the state of Madhya Pradesh to implement grading system at UG and PG level among affiliated institutes of RGTU, Bhopal.
- 50 Research Scholars have registered for the Doctoral Programmes.
- As an out come various magazines of the Country which is carried out a survey among the Engineering and Technological Institute for the research performance has ranked as under:
Outlook survey June 2016 has ranked SGSITS as 28th on all India basis including IITs and IISCs, further more, it has ranked the Institute.
The roll of industry cannot be over looked when one aims at the attainment of excellence in technical education. The Institute Industry Promotion Cell has been dedicated in the exploration of more avenues to establish permanent bridge between these two vital sectors of the national economy.
The Institute would like to state that although SGSITS is the most preferred technical institute for UG programmes in MP, it also caters to the huge need to provide technical education among the socially backward communities belonging to SC/ST/OBC Categories, 50% of the total seats in UG courses are reserved for the students of these categories. A Cell already exists in the Institute that is dedicated to these students only.
The Institute reforms as described above in terms of autonomies, community services, TDP and Women in Technology will also contribute to the healthy, consistent and steady growth of academic activities in the Institute where transfer of academic curricula from higher level to lower levels (from R&D to PG to UG) in near future leading to the beginning of a new era when India could establish its identity as a “Developed Nation”.
The above summary on the present status reveals the preparedness of the institute in undertaking the TEQIP-II Project as a “Lead Institute”
An important issue which any premier institute should address for the continuation of the academic growth is “Sustainability of the existing infrastructure in the different laboratories, centralized facilities to have their origins in the receipt of grants from State and Central Government agencies like MPCST/MHRD/AICTE, DST, DOE, DAE, UGC etc. Continuous inflow of funds from these agencies is an usual phenomenon in this institute and not only the sustainability but also the nourishment of the laboratories is a well established practice of this institute. Moreover, with direct active cooperation of the State Government through the creation of “Endowment Fund” will help considerably in the maintenance of sustainability of the academic activities initiated under TEQIP. All-out efforts will also be made to generate adequate funds for this purpose through mechanism such as testing, consultancy, organizing short term training schools in specialized technological areas, transfer of technology from institute to industry, etc.
To conclude, SGSITS is fully prepared to go with adequate sustainability and retain its identity as a Premier Technological Institute in entire Central India in the coming decade with generous and judicious funding under TEQIP Project of NPIU, Government of India.
TEQIP-II which will be completed by December 2016. The Institute already spent Rs.7 Crores and the balance amount of Rs.5.5 Crores will also finalized by October 2016. Institute has already been identified for TEQIP-III, which is likely to commence from 1st April 2017.