A State University of Government of Assam constituted by "Assam Science and Technology University Act, 2009"


The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India launched in December 2002 the “Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)” under assistance from World Bank. TEQIP 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 10-12 years in 3 phases to support excellence and transformation in Technical Education in the country – TEQIP-I (2003 – 2009), TEQIP-II (2010 – 2017) and TEQIP-III (2017 – 2020)

TEQIP-III, the third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme is fully integrated with the Twelfth Five-year Plan objectives for Technical Education as a key component for improving the quality of Engineering Education in existing institutions with a special consideration for Low Income States and Special Category States (SCS) and support to strengthen few affiliated technical universities to improve their policy, academic and management practices.

The Project focuses on the following objectives:

  1. Improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states viz. 7 Low Income States (LIS ), eight states in the North-East of India, three Hill states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory (UT))
  2. System-level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance which include widening the scope of Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) to improve their policy, academic and management practices towards affiliated institutions.
  3. Twinning Arrangements to Build Capacity and Improve Performance of institutions and ATUs participating in focus states.


Only the Government and Government aided AICTE approved Engineering Institutions/ Engineering Faculty / Engineering Teaching Department/Constituent Institutions of Universities /Deemed to be Universities and new centrally funded institutions in SCS are the part of the project.
An estimated 200 Government and Government funded Engineering institutions including Affiliating Technical Universities (ATUs) are selected under different sub-components in one or two cycles.


The project is implemented in alignment with the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), based on faster, sustainable, and inclusive growth. It emphasizes on increasing the supply of highly-skilled workers to drive the economy, as well as helping low-income states catch up with their more advanced neighbors.

The project is implemented through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the Government of India as a Central Sector Scheme (CSS), wherein 100% funds will be provided as grants to the States, Institutions& ATUs.

A set of Government orders for States and UTs was issued to achieve a high and sustained impact of the Project. These orders gave the project institutions adequate decision making powers that enabled and encouraged them to deliver quality education and undertake research in an efficient manner. The primary focus is to increase empowerment of institutions for self-governance and create incentives for achieving excellence in engineering education.

The project institutions are required to implement academic and non-academic reforms within their self-conceived development programmes that focuses on quality and relevance, excellence, resource mobilization, greater institutional autonomy with accountability, research and equity.

Professional development programmes for engineering-education policy planners, administrators and implementers at the Central, State and University levels are organized. The Project also supported development of more efficient governance activities.

In the project, the technical assistance to AICTE was planned which included designing an assessment system to track student learning at different points of the undergraduate program. Surveys of students, faculty, non-teaching staff and administrators deepens insight into how institutes address specific problems related to student learning. Assessments are designed to provide feedback to institutes on how and where to improve, without putting undue pressure on students.


Assam Science and Technology University has the following team members in its TEQIP-III team:

  1. Dr. Biswa Ranjan Phukan
  2. ASTU TEQIP-III Coordinator and Academic Registrar, ASTU

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  1. Shri Debajyoti Goswami
  2. Nodal Officer (Procurement) TEQIP-III, ASTU and Finance & Accounts Officer, ASTU

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  1. Mrs. Pingki Sarma
  2. Nodal officer (Finance) TEQIP-III, ASTU and Cashier, ASTU

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  1. Mr. Anuron Deka
  2. Content Writer, TEQIP-III, ASTU

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  1. Mr. Maharnav Bhattacharyya
  2. Project Assistant, TEQIP-III, ASTU

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  1. Ms. Hemagni Deka
  2. Project Assistant, TEQIP-III, ASTU

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  1. Mr. Debasish Deka
  2. Project Assistant, TEQIP-III, ASTU

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  1. Mr. Nilam Pathak
  2. Project Assistant, TEQIP-III, ASTU

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