The government today announced that 19 more Institutes have been recommended for according of the high value Institute of Eminence status by an expert panel.
These include two more greenfield or yet to be set up institutes like Jio University- both, Bharti Airtel group-backed Satya Bharti Foundation and Krea University which has former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan as Advisor have been recommended for the Institute of Eminence status.
ET was first to report that the government wo .. that the government would announce 14 new Institutes of Eminence and take them for approval to the University Grants Commission on 10th December.
Jio, Ashoka and KREA will share space with a clutch of new private universities which have been making their presence felt in the higher education space- O P Jindal University, Shiv Nadar University and Ashoka University.
Vellore Institute of Technology, Amrita Vidyapeeth, Indian Institute of Human Settlement. Human Settlement, Institute of Public Health Sciences and Jamia Hamdard are the other private institutes selected.
The government funded Institutes of Eminence will now include four more Central Universities- Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, Tezpur University and the University of Hyderabad besides two state universities- Andhra University and Savitribai Phule Pune University. Panjab University which enjoys a special status has also been accorded the Institute of Eminence
Source- The Economic Times
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