The Institute has participated in several academic and R & D projects funded by various central and State agencies like World Bank, AICTE, UGC, MHRD, MPCOST etc. Amongst them, the participation in the prestigious “Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)” has been one of the few important mile stones in the path of 66 years long journey.The Institute has actively participated in TEQIP Phase-I during 2003-09 as a lead Institute and successfully achieved the goals set by and mentioned in the Institute proposal submitted in 2003. An amount of Rs. 12 Crores was spent under this project. On the basis of performance
The Institute continued to participate in TEQIP Phase-II during 2010-16. TEQIP-II was completed by December 2016. In this phase Institute spent Rs.7 Crores as per the provisions of the TEQIP for the development.
The Institute would like to state that although SGSITS is the most preferred technical institute for UG programmes in MP, it also caters to the huge need to provide technical education among the socially backward communities belonging to SC/ST/OBC Categories, 50% of the total seats in UG courses are reserved for the students of these categories. A Cell already exists in the Institute that is dedicated to these students only.
The Institute reforms as described above in terms of autonomies, community services, TDP and Women in Technology will also contribute to the healthy, consistent and steady growth of academic activities in the Institute where transfer of academic curricula from higher level to lower levels (from R&D to PG to UG) in near future leading to the beginning of a new era when India could establish its identity as a “Developed Nation”.
An important issue which any premier institute should address for the continuation of the academic growth is “Sustainability of the existing infrastructure in the different laboratories, centralized facilities to have their origins in the receipt of grants from State and Central Government agencies like MPCST/MHRD/AICTE, DST, DOE, DAE, UGC etc. Continuous inflow of funds from these agencies is a usual phenomenon in this institute and not only the sustainability but also the nourishment of the laboratories is a well-established practice of this institute. Moreover, with direct active cooperation of the State Government through the creation of “Endowment Fund” will help considerably in the maintenance of sustainability of the academic activities initiated under TEQIP. All-out efforts will also be made to generate adequate funds for this purpose through mechanism such as testing, consultancy, organizing short term training schools in specialized technological areas, transfer of technology from institute to industry, etc.
To conclude, SGSITS is fully prepared to go with adequate sustainability and retain its identity as a Premier Technological Institute in entire Central India in the coming decade with generous and judicious funding under TEQIP Project of NPIU, Government of India.