Madras, Kharagpur IITs, DU recommended for Institution of Eminence status

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 04, 2019 Published on August 03, 2019

A view of University Grants Commission (UGC), in New Delhi.   -  The Hindu

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday recommended granting of Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to the Delhi University, Hyderabad University, BHU, and IIT-Madras and Kharagpur, while its two public universities – Jadhavpur University (Kolkata) and Anna University in Chennai – are subjected to consultation with State governments.

A statement by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said the decision was taken at 542nd meeting of the UGC, which also noted that no existing institution which has not figured in any of the global/ national ranks would be recommended for the IoE status.

Only after exhausting the above criterion, if any slot remains vacant, consideration would be given to ‘yet to be established (greenfield)’ proposals, the statement said.

Among the private institutes, OP Jindal University, Shiv Nadar University, VIT Vellore, and Jamia Humdard have been recommended for issuing of Letter of Intent (LoI). However, some leading universities, including the Aligarh Muslim University, Ashoka University, Azim Premji University, Tezpur University in Assam, Punjab University, Andhra University and Indian Institute of Public Health in Gandhinagar, could not make it to the list.

Published on August 03, 2019

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