The Government of India launched the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) in the year 1971 to upgrade the qualification, expertise and capabilities of the faculty members of the degree level engineering institutions in the country. This programme is now being implemented and monitored by the All India Council for Technical Education.
At present, there are three principal activities under QIP scheme being carried out by the QIP Centre, Roorkee.
- Providing opportunities for faculty members of AICTE – recognized degree level engineering institutions to improve their qualifications, i.e., Masters and Ph.D. programmes.
- Organizing Short Term Courses for serving teachers.
- C.D. cell activities which include curriculum development (CD) as well as its revision of course structure, preparation of monographs and text books, teaching manuals, teaching aids, examination reforms, undertaking of inter institutional programmes, holding of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, developing educational technology, creation of methodologies for formal and non-formal training and technical education of the handicapped, preparation of resource materials and undertaking of any other activities which help to improve classroom teaching.