Govt An­nounces 19 New In­sti­tutes of Em­i­nence

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Our Po­lit­i­cal Bureau

New Delhi: The Cen­tre on Fri­day un­veiled a list of 19 more ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions rec­om­mended by an ex­pert panel for the In­sti­tute of Em­i­nence sta­tus. This will take the to­tal num­ber of in­sti­tutes in the much-cov­eted cat­e­gory to 30.

The new batch in­cludes two green­field in­sti­tutes, which are yet to com­mence oper­a­tions like Jio Uni­ver­sity in the first list an­nounced in July. These are Bharti En­ter­pris­es­backed Satya Bharti Uni­ver­sity and Krea Uni­ver­sity, which has for­mer cen­tral bank gov­er­nor Raghu­ram Rajan as its ad­viser. ET was the first to re­port, on Fri­day, of the gov­ern­ment’s plan to an­nounce the names of more in­sti­tutes ahead of a De­cem­ber 10 Uni­ver­sity Grants Com­mis­sion meet­ing, where the list would be put up for ap­proval.

Jio, Satya Bharti and KREA will share space with a clutch of new pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties that have been mak­ing their pres­ence felt in the higher ed­u­ca­tion space: OP Jin­dal Uni­ver­sity, Shiv Nadar Uni­ver­sity and Ashoka Uni­ver­sity. Vel­lore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Am­rita Vidyapeeth, In­dian In­sti­tute of Hu­man Set­tle­ment are among other pri­vate in­sti­tutes on the new list.

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