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Govt selects 19 more institutions for eminence status

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Aiming to provide world-class teaching and research facilities to students of India, the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) has reportedly identified 19 more institutions for Institutions of Eminence (IoE) status.

According to reports, there are seven public and 12 private institutes out of total 19 institutes. With this, the total number of universities and institutions recommended for the IOE status has gone up to 30. Let us tell you that the government has already granted IoEs status to six — three public and three private — institutions. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expected to meet to select another 14 next week.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore, OP Jindal Global University, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology in Bhubaneswar, Shiv Nadar University, Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi, Azim Premji University, VIT in Vellore, Ashoka University, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Institute of Public Health Sciences in Telangana are the names recommended under private category. Under the public category, Banaras Hindu University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Tezpur University, Aligarh Muslim University, Panjab University, University of Hyderabad, and Andhra University are in the fray.

The aim of the Institutions of Eminence scheme is to bring the selected higher educational institutions in the world’s top 500 in the next 10 years and eventually in the top 100. The scheme has been launched with an objective to provide world-class teaching and research facilities to Indian students within the country and enhance the general level of education of the country. BITS Pilani, along with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation, was earlier granted ‘Institutions of Eminence’ by the government in the private sector.

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