The Indian government may shortlist 14 more educational institutes for ‘eminence’ tag

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  • The Indian government is likely to announce names of 14 more institutes that can get the ‘Insitute of Eminence status.’
  • It had earlier decided to bestow with the high- value status 20 institutions but it ended up selecting only six as most of the institutions were not eligible to be considered for the Eminence status.
  • Some of the public institutions being considered by the government include IIT-Madras, Delhi University, Jadavpur University, IIT-Kharagpur and Anna University.

The Central government is all set to add as many as 14 names of educational institutes of the list of ‘Institute of Eminence’.

The government is likely to announce the shortlisted names of the educational institutes as soon as the assembly polls in the state of Rajasthan and Telangana in India are over. It will then seek approval of the University Grants Commission in the meeting to be in the next few days, Economic Times reported.

Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) had decided to accord six universities with the status of ‘Institute of Eminence’. While the government had earlier decided to list 20 institutes — 10 public institutes and 10 private institutes, it selected only six educational institutes because it didn’t find the rest of the institute to be fit for the Eminence tag.

The process to shortlist the names of institutions is still in progress and the committee has still not submitted the report, said Economic Times citing EEC chairperson N Gopalaswami

Among the public institutes on government’s radar include IIT-Madras, Delhi University, Jadavpur University, IIT-Kharagpur and Anna University.

According to the report, the government may also shortlist KREA University and another greenfield varsity like the Jio Institute. Some other names which may be considered are Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Vellore Institute of Technology and Kalinga Institute of Technology.

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