24 more pvt, govt in­sti­tutes up for ‘emi­nence’ tag

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page - Aman­deep Shukla let­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A com­mit­tee of ex­perts headed by for­mer chief elec­tion com­mis­sioner N Gopalaswami has rec­om­mended the cov­eted ‘In­sti­tute of Emi­nence’ tag for 12 pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions and as many gov­ern­ment ones as part of an am­bi­tious gov­ern­ment plan un­der which they will be nur­tured into world class cen­tres of ed­u­ca­tion.

Krea Univer­sity (Sri City), Shiv Nadar Univer­sity (Dadri) and Vel­lore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (Vel­lore) are among the pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions cho­sen by the com­mit­tee,

which also picked In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (IIT)-Madras, Delhi Univer­sity, Ja­davpur Univer­sity and Ba­naras Hindu Univer­sity

(BHU) among the pub­licly funded in­sti­tu­tions.

The Naren­dra Modi gov­ern­ment tasked the fourmem­ber panel headed by Go­plaswami to select 20 ‘in­sti­tutes of emi­nence’ as part of the ini­tia­tive to build world class ed­u­ca­tional cen­tres.

The panel, on whose rec­om­men­da­tion three gov­ern­ment and three pri­vate in­sti­tutes had been se­lected, came up with its sec­ond list on Fri­day and sug­gested a new cat­e­gory of out­stand­ing sec­toral in­sti­tu­tions.

As part of the new spe­cial list, it ze­roed in on the In­dian In­sti­tutes of Man­age­ment (IIM)-Ahmedabad and Kolkata, for out­stand­ing sec­toral in­sti­tu­tions in man­age­ment stud­ies.

Delhi’s In­dian Coun­cil of Agri­cul­tural Re­search (ICAR) and Pun­jab Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity (PAU), Lud­hi­ana, were se­lected in the field of agri­cul­tural stud­ies.

The Gopalaswami com­mit­tee sug­gested that they be given a spe­cial tag, say ‘in­sti­tu­tions of ex­cel­lence’ or a sim­i­lar tag, in recognition of their stel­lar per­for­mance in these sec­tors, an of­fi­cial in the min­istry of hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment said on con­di­tion of anonymity. The panel also named the In­dian Sta­tis­ti­cal In­sti­tute (ISI) in Kolkata, the Tata In­sti­tute of Fun­da­men­tal Re­search (TIFR), Mumbai, and the In­sti­tute of Chem­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy (ICT), Mumbai, and the Tata In­sti­tute of So­cial Sci­ences (TISS), Mumbai, as out­stand­ing sec­toral in­sti­tu­tions in this new list.

“It was on the ba­sis of this com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tions that 3 pub­lic and 3 pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions were cho­sen for the in­sti­tute of emi­nence tag ear­lier. To­day, the panel has given a list of an ad­di­tional 12 names for pub­lic and an equal num­ber in the pri­vate cat­e­gory to be se­lected as in­sti­tutes of emi­nence,” the of­fi­cial cited above said on con­di­tion of anonymity.

IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharag­pur, Delhi Univer­sity, Ja­davpur Univer­sity, Anna Univer­sity, BHU, Tezpur Univer­sity, Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity, Sav­it­ribai Phule Pune Univer­sity, Pun­jab Univer­sity, Andhra Univer­sity and the Univer­sity of Hyderabad were the 12 picked for the ‘In­sti­tu­tion of Emi­nence’ tag in the pub­lic sec­tor. In­dian In­sti­tute of Sci­ence (IISc), Bengaluru; and the IITs in Mumbai and Delhi had ear­lier been se­lected for the tag.

Among pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions, the re­main­ing nine the panel chose were Am­rita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru; Jamia Ham­dard, New Delhi; Kalinga In­sti­tute of In­dus­trial Tech­nol­ogy, Bhubaneswar; Azim Premji Univer­sity, Bengaluru ; the In­dian In­sti­tute for Hu­man Set­tle­ments, Bengaluru; In­dian In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Health, Gand­hi­na­gar; Ashoka Univer­sity, Soni­pat; OP Jindal Univer­sity, Soni­pat; and the Satya Bharati Univer­sity in Haryana.

“In the re­port sub­mit­ted to­day, the panel has ex­plained the rea­sons for choos­ing the in­sti­tu­tions. It has looked at their man­age­ments, re­search and also the fi­nan­cial re­sources while mak­ing its rec­om­men­da­tions,” an­other of­fi­cial said.

The panel, apart from Gopalaswami, in­cluded man­age­ment guru Pri­tam Singh, Renu Kha­tor of the Univer­sity of Hous­ton and Tarun Khanna of Har­vard Univer­sity.

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