Office of Quality Improvment Programme | QIP
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Important dates
Online Applications start:
September 1, 2016
Last Date for Online Applications:
October 9, 2016
Last Date for receiving Application Hardcopies::
October 17,2016
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Dear Prospective QIP Scholar

Your interest in the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP), sponsored by AICTE is appreciated. As you may be aware, the main objective of the programme is to upgrade the expertise and capabilities of faculty members of the AICTE approved degree-level engineering institutions, National Institutes of Technology NITs and National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTRs) of the country. The programme launched by the Government of India in the year 1970, is now being implemented and monitored by the National QIP Coordination Committee, funded through AICTE.

There are three main activities under QIP scheme for the faculty of degree-level engineering institutions:

  1. Providing opportunities to teachers of the degree-level engineering institutions to improve their qualifications by offering admissions to M. Tech and Ph. D. degree programmes.
  2. Organizing Short Term Courses at the QIP Centres for serving teachers in various emerging areas of technology & research.
  3. Curriculum Development Cell activities which help to improve the class room teaching and learning.

Nine major QIP centres at IITs and IISc undertake the various activities listed above. Admission to M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes are also offered in selected areas in institutions recognized as Minor QIP centres. A large number of teachers from engineering institutions from all over the country have pursued M. Tech and Ph. D. degree programmes under this scheme. These are aimed at improving the standard and quality of technical education through improvement in the qualifications of the faculty members of the various engineering institutions.

The QIP web sites (www.qip.iitb.ac.in, www.qip.cce.iisc.ernet.in, www.iitd.ac.in, www.iitg.ernet.in, www.iitk.ac.in/qip/admission, www.iitkgp.ernet.in, www.qip.iitm.ac.in, www.iitr.ac.in, www.aicte-india.org,www.iitbhu.ac.in) will give you necessary information about the programme as well as about the requirements and the procedure to apply for admission in M. Tech. / Ph.D. degree programmes. The details of the disciplines and specializations available at various centres are listed on the website and also available in the admission brochure to enable you to make appropriate choices. You can navigate through the links on the left hand side of the main web page for admission and can download the admission brochure

Access to the on-line submission of application opens on September 1, 2016 (Thursday). The last date for the on-line submission of the application is October 9, 2016 (Sunday). Please note that the last date for the receipt of the hard copy of application at the office of the Principal Coordinator QIP, Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Programmes, Main Building, 2nd Floor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400076 (M.S), is October 17, 2016 (Monday).

The procedure of admission under QIP involves the following steps:

  1. Scrutiny of all applications in the office of the Principal Coordinator QIP.
  2. Short-listing by the QIP centres for interviews and dispatch of call letters to those selected for interviews.
  3. Recommendations by the QIP centres to NQCC.
  4. Final selection by the National QIP Coordination Committee (NQCC) and
  5. Offer of Admission by the Institution where the final selection has been recommended by NQCC.

The schedule of interviews at various QIP Centres is given in the brochure, so that you can plan your travel for attending the interviews at places of your choice. For further information about the QIP, the application form or any associated item, you may contact to the Principal coordinator QIP or any of the Coordinators of the QIP Centres listed in the website or brochure.

The website www.qip.iitb.ac.in will be updated periodically at each of the timelines. Please visit this website periodically to check for updates in the application and selection process.

Wish you all the best,

Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi
Principal Coordinator QIP,
Office of CE and QIP,
IIT Bombay