The Committee for Reforms in Technical Education under the chairmanship of Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras, has been constituted by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) with a mandate to bring about comprehensive reforms in technical education.
This committee has extensively studied the technical education system prevailing at present and identified problem areas in several colleges. One of the important concern areas is that the quality of technical education imparted in many colleges is not at par with the premier institutes. This in turn is because the colleges lack the pedagogical resources in the form of highly qualified teachers, well developed content and good lab infrastructure, that students in the premier institutes take for granted. To address this specific issue, the committee has come up with a program wherein real time and synchronous technology is used to allow for an integration of superior external scholastic inputs into current pedagogical practices.
An intervention to improve the quality of education by giving access to high quality faculty from IITs and their lectures through Live Classes, virtual labs is Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE). QEEE is funded by TEQIP and started its pilot in 2014.