04 Aug 2019
IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.
27 Jan 2019
Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30
The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.
12 Oct 2018
Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?
On Thursday, the Union government announced that close to 50,000 nominations for the Padma Awards 2019 had been received by the September 15 deadline, marking almost a 40% increase from the number of nominations received in 2017.
16 Aug 2018
IIT Delhi and Bombay to independently decide hiring, courses, fees?
The HRD Ministry is reportedly considering freeing IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay from the IIT Council's control. The move would allow these two IITs complete autonomy in administration insofar as hiring, courses, and fees are concerned.
25 Jul 2018
Govt notifies 'Institute-of-Eminence' status for all shortlisted institutes except BITS
The HRD Ministry has officially notified the 'Institute of Eminence' (IoE) tag for five of six selected institutes.
19 Jul 2018
Rs. 1,500cr-by-15th-year: Jio Institute earned institute-of-eminence tag with this proposal
Reliance Foundation's Jio Institute, which was named among the government's 'Institutes of Eminence'(IoE) despite not even existing, has projected an income of Rs. 100cr in its first year from 1,000 students.
10 Jul 2018
Institution of Eminence tag for Jio Institute 'conditional': HRD Ministry
Facing criticism over the selection of yet-to-be-established Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation as an "Institution of Eminence", HRD Ministry today clarified that the tag was conditional and it would get only a letter of intent for now.
09 Jul 2018
Jio Institute named 'Institution of Eminence' with IITs, IISc. Seriously?
Two years after the Modi government announced that it would brand some top educational institutes as 'Institution(s) of Eminence', only six institutes have made the cut.