Institutes of Eminence tag: HRD Ministry and PMO disagreed on crucial issues

The selection of Reliance Foundation’s non-existent Jio Institute among India’s six Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) triggered a political firestorm with the Opposition accusing the NDA of favouritism and Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar responding by saying it was done by an expert panel and not the Government. However, official records obtained by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act tell an untold story. Much before the IoE list was released on July 9 this year, records show, there was a strong difference of opinion within the…

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Who Is Welcome To Study At The ₹1000 Cr Jio Institute?

On July 8, the Ministry of Human Resources announced six universities, three each in the public and private sector as an ‘Institute of Eminence’. In a series of tweets, Prakash Javedkar said that India has around 800 Universities and none of them make it to the top 100 in the world rankings. He further tweeted that the decision is a landmark decision by the government because it is new and has not been tried before, and also because it will ensure full autonomy to the institutes so that they can take their own…

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