The Union Government has granted the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status to six institutions including 3 from Public Sector and 3 from Private Sector. The decision was taken on the basis of the recommendations given by an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC).
Three Public Universities granted the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status:
1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay,
3. IISc Bangalore.
Three Private Universities granted the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status:
1. Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation (recommended for a letter of intent),
2. BITS Pilani,
3. Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
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 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 general level of education of the country.
Source- The Hindu Business Line