TEQIP (Phase-I) was implemented in 13 States and covered 127 Institutions including 18 Centrally Funded Institutions and 19 Polytechnics. It became effective in March 2003 and completed on 31st March, 2009.
TEQIP Phase-I had the following Objectives:
(a) Promotion of Academic Excellence;
(b) Networking of Institutions for quality enhancement and resource sharing;
(c) Enhancing quality and reach of services to Community and Economy;
(d) System Management Capacity Improvement.