Govt Announces Names Of The “Institutes Of Eminence”, IIT-B, IIT-D and IISc Are In List

Honorable HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Government has released the name of 6 Universities/Institute – 3 each in public and private sector as the Institute of Eminence. The Institute of Eminence, have selected by the Experts Panel of the committee.

This decision is a landmark decision for following reasons -This was never thought off & tried; it is more than a graded autonomy, the institutes can take their own decisions.

To transform education, it is another landmark quality initiative of government. These kinds of steps are important for the country.  We have 800 universities, but not a single university in top 100 or even 200 in the world ranking. Today’s decision will help to achieve this.

While today’s decision gives virtually full autonomy, it will also ensure that no student will be denied opportunity of education with various measures like scholarships, interest waiver, fee waiver and ensure all equity principles.

Improving ranking needs sustained planning, complete freedom & public institutes getting public funding. This is the commitment of the govt to not to interfere but to allow institute to grow the way they should grow. This will facilitate them to grow more rapidly and at the same time they will get more opportunity to scale up their operations with more skills and quality improvement so that they become world class Institutes. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadkar said while issuing the name.

List of Institute of Eminence

Public Sector

  1. IIT Bombay
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)


IIT Bombay & IIT Delhi, these are two premier institutes which will also receive government funding because public sector institutes which are granted status of Institutes of Eminence will get govt grant of Rs 1000 crore in next five years

IISc, which has been our real pride and also fihured in world ranking has the scope to improve further.Though it is a public sector institute, it is being granted full autonomy to become really world class inst & find out new opportunities.

Private Sector

  1. BITS Pilani
  2. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  3. Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation


Congratulations to all the institutes for getting status of “Institute of Eminence”.


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