Reforms in technical education sector: evidence from World Bank-assisted Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme in India

  • Amlendu DubeyEmail author
  • Amit Mehndiratta
  • Mahim Sagar
  • Smita Kashiramka


In this paper, we identify factors which improve the quality of technical education using the data from World Bank’s Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) in India. We evaluate the success of TEQIP in improving the quality of technical education in the country. Our findings show significant impact of this intervention on the quality of the technical education. The design, strategy, and implementation of TEQIP have crucial lessons for developing countries who want to build their technical education sector for rapid economic growth.


Technical education Difference-in-differences Propensity score matching Quality improvement Proportional odds model 



This paper is based on a research study funded by Govt. of India for Impact Evaluation of World Bank-assisted “Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme” Phase II (TEQIP-II) in India. Authors are grateful to Mr. R. Subrahmanyam and Ms. Tripti Gurha of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and to Ms. Tara Béteille and Mr. Francisco Marmolejo of the World Bank for all their comments and inputs at various stages of the study. We also thank to two anonymous referees of the paper whose comments significantly improved the quality of the paper. Usual disclaimer applies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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