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A list of 20 institutes-10 public and 10 private have been recommended recommended for Institutions of Eminence or IoE status under the supervision of the University Grants Commission or UGC which is also the higher education regulator.

The private institutions proposed under IOEs will not be entitled for any financial support however they would be entitled for more autonomy as a special category Deemed University.

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  • The reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) appointed by the govt. was considered by the UGC in its 542nd meeting held in Aug 2019.

  • A list of 15 public and 15 private institutions using ‘transparent and verifiable criteria’, has been examined by the UGC.

  • Government Institutes include IIT Bombay (INI), IIT Delhi, IISC Bangalore, IIT Madras (INI), IIR Kharagpur (INI), Delhi University (Central Univ), Jadavpur University, Kolkata (State Univ), Anna Univ (Chennai), BHU, Varanasi (Central Univ), University of Hyderabad (Central Univ).

  • Private institutes include BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation, Maharashtra), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore, VIT Vellore, Tami Nadu, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Kalinga Instt. of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, O. P JINDAL University, Haryana, Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh, Bharti (Satya Bharti Foundation), Delhi.

Making India A Global Leader in Education

  • The aim behind creating 20 institutions of eminence is to put India on a global education map.

  • The selected institutions will be given greater autonomy and freedom to decide fees, course durations and governance structures.

  • The public institutions will be granted Rs. 1,000 crore. On the other hand the private institutions will not get any funding under the scheme.

  • The government of India has considered the universities in three categories Public, private and Greenfield.

  • The Greenfield institutions are those which are yet to be established and are sponsored by organisations with a net worth of Rs. 5,000 crores collectively.

  • There would be no existing institution which has NOT figured in any of the global/national ranks being recommended for the IoE status. In case any slot remains vacant Greenfield proposals will be considered.

Objectives of the Institutions of Eminence

  • The objective is to promote higher excellence and innovations through post-graduate, graduate and research degree levels and award degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions programmes.

  • To develop the capacity of the students and the researchers to compete in the global tertiary education marketplace through the acquisition and creation of advanced knowledge in those areas;

  • To provide for high-quality teaching and research and for the advancement of knowledge and its dissemination through various research programmes undertaken in-house by a substantial number of full-time faculty and research scholars in diverse disciplines;

  • Paying special attention to teaching and research in unique and emerging areas of knowledge, including interdisciplinary areas. These are immensely important for meeting the strategic needs of the country.

  • To increase the teaching standards leading to global recognition of the institutions.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 15, 2019

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