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July 9, 2018

Government of India grants "Institution of Eminence" status to Six institutes

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Photo: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The original building built in 1937. Image Credit: Bill.

India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, today, announced the names of six institutes, three in public sector and three in private industry, which have been accorded the status of Institution of Eminence by the government of India.

The government had constituted an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) to select the Institutions of Eminence. All the Applicant Institutions made presentations before the EEC from 2nd April 2018 to 8th May 2018. The Committee in its report recommended selection of only six institutions (three from the public sector and three from the private sector) as Institutions of Eminence.

From the public sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

From the private sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka.
  2. Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan.
  3. Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation), Pune. (Greenfield Category)

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to fix and charge the fee from international students without restriction and would have the freedom to determine the domestic students’ costs, subject to the condition that no student who gains admission should be turned away for lack of finance.

The Institutions of Eminence shall have the flexibility of course structure regarding credit hours and the number of years to take a degree under the prevailing minimum standards.

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 Global ranking institutions without the approval of the Government.

Each public Institution selected as ‘Institution of Eminence’ will get financial assistance up to Rs. 1000 Crore over the period of five years under this scheme.

The target for the Institutions of Eminence would be to break into the top 500 bracket in the internationally reputed ranking frameworks and then come up in the top 100 over time.

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