AICTE Launches QIP Portal to Empower Stakeholders

New Delhi, 25th February, 2023 Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Prof. T.G. Sitharam launched AICTE Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Admission Portal, on 22nd February 2023.

The QIP Admission Portal can be accessed through login at The last date for the submission of online application for QIP 2023 admission is 25th March 2023. This will provide opportunity to the serving faculty members of AICTE approved institutions to pursue Masters, PhD programmes from renowned institutions like IITs, NITs etc. This will be the first ever scheme to provide the faculties of management institutions to pursue PhD in IIMs in the country. In the year 2023, 86 institutions across India are participating in the QIP admission process for the PhD and M Tech/ME courses.

S. No. Particulars Numbers
1. IIT/IISC 18    (17 IIT + 1 IISC)
2. NIT’s 18
3. IIM’s 4
4. Central University 4
5. Deemed to be University 2
6. State University 13
7. Colleges 27

Grant Total

86 QIP Centres


Course wise number of departments for QIP 2023 are as follows

S. No. Particulars Number of Departments
1. PhD. Course on offers in IIT’s 283
2. M.Tech/M.E. Courses on offers in IIT’s 81
3. PhD Courses on offer in NIT’s 183
4. M.Tech Courses on offer in NIT’s 101
5. Ph.D Courses on offer in IIM’s 31
6. Ph.D courses on offer in all QIP Center 782
7. M.Tech/M.E. Courses on offer in all QIP Center 322


The Government of India launched the Quality improvement Programme in the year 1970. In “Quality Improvement Programme”, only sponsored teachers are eligible for admission to both Master’s & Doctoral Degree Programmes with the aim to enable the teachers to acquire Master’s & Doctoral degrees and imbibe in them a culture of research and better teaching educational capabilities by exposing them to the environment of the institutes of study.


Dr. Abhay Jere, Vice Chairman, AICTE, joined the event online while, Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary (AICTE), Dr. Ravindra Kumar Soni, Advisor II, AICTE, Dr. Neeraj Saxena, Advisor I, AICTE also attended the programme at AICTE HQ, New Delhi. Many institutions and QIP alumni who have been benefited by QIP scheme from across the country joined this event online.


Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE said, ” I am very happy to launch AICTE Quality Improvement Programme Admission Portal for QIP admission 2023. This portal will help thousands of faculty from AICTE approved institutions to pursue PhD / MTech/ME from IISc/IITs/NITs leading to enrichment of the teaching learning across different institutions in India.” He added “In the commerce and management industry, employees have benefited from Executive MBA, hence AICTE strived to achieve easy dissemination of such a service in Education field so as to enable the concerned professionals to avail similar benefits in practice.”


Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE, addressed the gathering and said,  “This QIP scheme is the oldest scheme of Government of India. Since 1984 through AICTE many faculty members are being benefited with this scheme. This portal will help to keep all the information/ history very easily accessible to all.”


From IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Debjani Chakraborty, the Principal co-ordinator of National QIP coordination Committee (NQCC) attended the programme at AICTE HQ. She thanked AICTE for this great initiative to monitor everything in a very simple and impressive way and for including AICTE approved Institution’s faculty members in this programme. She said that the main objective of this programme is ” to add value for the faculties of the engineering colleges and now they can enhance their capabilities, knowledge & can improve their teaching skills.”

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