The Government of India has taken another initiative towards the ranking of Indian institutes globally. Regarding this, the Human Resource Minister, Mr Prakash Javedkar has announced the names of the six institutions which have been listed as the Institute Of Eminence (IoE).
The government proposed this plan in the year 2016. Some well known and reputed universities and institutions had applied for this scheme including the most popular IIT Institutes, and some state-level universities. According to the plan, the panel would have to choose 10 private and 10 public institutions. But after the analysis, the government came up with the names of 3 public and 3 private organizations. These firms include the name of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in the public sector while Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation, BITS Pilani, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in the private sector.
However, HRD Minister had also tweeted about the scheme of IoE. He will grant the funding of Rs. 1000 crore to these publics organizations in the next 5 year. But the private institues will not be able to acquire any government funding.
According to the minister, these organizations will be free from the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The institutes are eligible to create their own curricula and syllabi.
These institutions will be granted to admit 30% foreign students. There will be no restrictions on the fee on them. The organizations will also be able to hire the foreign faculty (25% of the total faculty).
These Universities have been listed as Institute Of Eminence (IoE) in order to improve the world ranking of the institutions of the country. According to the HRD Minister, there are a total of 800 Universities in our country but not a single institute has been ranked in the world’s top 100 or 200 institutions. So, this initiative would help in the ranking of the institutes.
In 2018 National Institutional Ranking Framework, IISc got the first rank while IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi are at the third and fourth position respectively. BITS Pilani contains 26th rank. However, Reliance Jio Universtiy does not have any website or precise address in the google search.
Though, according to the PTI, on March 11, 2018, the Reliance Foundation was planning to initiate a university for cutting-edge research and innovation. So, the government shared a statement which says that this institute would be a great transformational impact on the ranking of the institutes all over the world.
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