Javadekar says only Letter of Intent issued to Jio Institute
Amid continuing criticism over "Institution of Eminence" tag for Jio Institute, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said only a "Letter of Intent" has been issued to it. As many as 114 applications were received, including 40 from the private sector, for Institute of Eminence tag. Javadekar told the Lok Sabha that out of the 40 private sector applications, 11 were in the greenfield sector.
BITS-Pilani, Manipal Academy of Higher Education also got the tag
Besides Jio Institute, two other institutions, Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, from the private sector were issued LoIs, the HRD minister said.
Jio's recommendation approved by UGC, based on 15 year plan
Jio Institute has been recommended and approved by the Empowered Expert Committee and the University Grants Commission based on its 15-year strategic vision plan and a 5-year rolling implementation plan with clear annual milestones and action plans, the HRD Minister said. Jio Institute is to be set up by the Reliance Foundation Institution of Education and Research.
IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, Bombay receive tag under public sector
Javadekar said that LoIs have been issued to the institutes with the condition that they would submit a report to the HRD Ministry, indicating their readiness for commencing the academic programs under the Institutions of Eminence tag, within three years of the LoI. IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, and IIT Bombay, from the public sector category, have been selected for the Institution of Eminence tag.