Rajahmundry: Some prominent US educational institutions are imparting industrial training to students in India under the Centre's Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), Human Resource Development Minister M Pallam Raju on Friday said. Under the initiative, training is provided to students who have passed polytechnic and engineering courses, based on their understanding of the subject and as per the needs of industry.
The first phase of the World Bank-sponsored TEQIP, launched in 2003 and completed in 2009, has been implemented with the aim of improving quality of technical education in the country. On the future course, Raju said, "Eight educational projects have been identified under the Manmohan Singh-Barack Obama Global Learning Initiative programme and another eight projects will be identified by June." The minister said that necessary steps were being taken for setting up triple-IT and Kendriya Vidyalayas in East Godavari district of the state.
Raju said that irrespective of many ups and downs on economic front, the country is maintaining the growth rate at 6 per cent under Congress-led UPA government. He announced without elaborating that as many as 300 model schools will come up across 3,500 educationally backward blocks in the country.