ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 20 institutes – 10 public and 10 private for the grant of the status of Institutions of Eminence (IoE).
The institutions which are given IoE status from public category includes, Delhi University, BHU, Hyderabad University and IIT Madras and Kharagpur.
An official release said, the UGC made the recommendations on the report of the Empowered Expert Committee set up by the government under the chairmanship of N Gopalaswami.
Jadavpur University and Anna University can be considered for issue of the IoE status only after the respective State Governments have issued an official communication allocating their share of the funds (upto 50%).
The following were the principles used for identifying the (10) Public and (10) Private Institutions, from the list of (15) Public and (15) Private Institutions recommended by the EEC:
- Since the thrust of the scheme is to prepare institutions for the global rankings, no existing institution which has NOT figured in any of the global/national ranks shall be recommended for the IoE status.
- Only after exhausting the above criterion, if any slot remains vacant, consideration shall be given to ‘yet to be established (Greenfield)’ proposals.
In accordance with the above principles, the UGC has ranked the list of (15) recommendations as per the QS-2020 World Rankings. Wherever there is a tie, used theQS-2019 India Rankings as a tie-breaker.
Accordingly, the following are recommended for grant of IoE status:
|S No||Institution||World Rankings (QS 2020)||India Rankings (QS 2019)||Recommendation of UGC|
|1||IIT Bombay (INI)||152||1||Already declared IoE|
|2||IIT Delhi (INI)||182||4||Already declared IoE|
|3||IISC Bangalore (Deemed Univ)||184||2||Already declared IoE|
|4||IIT Madras (INI)||271||3||Recommended for declaring as IoE|
|5||IIT Kharagpur (INI)||281||5||Recommended for declaring as IoE|
|6||Delhi University (Central Univ)||474||8||Recommended for declaring as IoE|
|7||University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Central Univ)||601-650||7||Recommended for declaring as IoE|
|8||Jadavpur University, Kolkata (State Univ)||651-700||12||Needs consultation with State Govt. prior to consideration|
|9||Anna University, Chennai (State Univ)||751-800||13||Needs consultation with State Govt. prior to consideration|
|10||BHU, Varanasi (Central Univ)||801-1000||15||Recommended for declaring as IoE|
|11||Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (State Univ)||801-1000||19|
|12||AMU, Aligarh (Central Univ)||801-1000||33|
|13||Tezpur University (Central Univ)||Not ranked||36|
|14||Panjab University, Chandigarh (State/Central Univ)||Not ranked||49|
|15||Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (State Univ)||Not ranked||46|
The State Universities: Jadavpur University and Anna Universitycan be considered for issue of the IoE status only after the respective State Governments have issued an official communication allocating their share of the funds (up to 50%).
UGC has ranked the list of the (15) private institutions recommended by the EEC by taking their ranking in the QS India or NIRF rankings, and NIRF ranking has been used as tie-breaker. In case there is any vacant slot after considering all the ranked institutions, the same was used for ‘yet to be set up (greenfield)’ institution.
|S No||Institute||India Rankings (QS 2019)||India RankingNIRF||UGC recommendation|
|1||BITS Pilani, Rajasthan||17||23||17||Already selected and given Letter of Intent|
|2||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||26||09||11||Already selected and given Letter of Intent|
|3||Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation, Maharashtra)||Green Field(yet to be established)||Already selected and given Letter of Intent|
|4||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore||40||8||8||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|5||VIT Vellore,Tami Nadu||44||19||16||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|6||Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi||51-55||18||23||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|7||Kalinga Instt. of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar||61-65||31||42||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|8||O.P JINDAL University, Haryana||66-70||–||–||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|9||Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh||–||52||48||Recommended for issue of LoI|
|10||Bharti (Satya Bharti Foundation), Delhi||Greenfield(yet to be established)||Recommended for issue of LoI in the vacant slot|
|11||Azim Premji University, Bangalore||Not ranked, not considered|
|12||Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana||Not ranked, not considered|
|13||KREA University (IFMR), Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Not ranked, not considered|
|14||IIHS (Indian Institute for Human Settlements), Bangalore||Not ranked, not considered|
|15||Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar||Not ranked, not considered|
In case of the private institutions proposed as Institutions of Eminence, there will be no financial support, but they will be entitled for more autonomy as a special category Deemed University.
The Greenfield Institutions would get 3 year period to establish and operationalise the institution, and thereafter, EEC will consider giving IoE status to such institutions.