20 Institutions recommended for status of ‘Institutions of Eminence’

New Delhi, August 2, 2019 : The UGC, in its 542ndmeeting held on 02nd August 2019 has considered the reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) appointed by Government under the Chairmanship of Shri N Gopalaswami recommending  (15) Public institutions and (15) Private institutions for considering to give status of Institutions of Eminence.

Since the scheme has only provided for (10) Public and (10) Private Institutions, the UGC has examined the list of (15) Public and (15) Private Institutions using transparent and verifiable criteria.

The following were the principles used for identifying the (10) Public and (10) Private Institutions, from the list of (15) Public and (15) Private Institutions recommended by the EEC:

  1. Since the thrust of the scheme is to prepare institutions for the global rankings, no existing institution which has NOT figured in any of the global/national ranks shall be recommended for the IoE status.
  2. Only after exhausting the above criterion, if any slot remains vacant, consideration shall be given to ‘yet to be established (Greenfield)’ proposals.

Public Institutions:

In accordance with the above principles, the UGC has ranked the list of (15) recommendations as per the QS-2020 World Rankings. Wherever there is a tie, used theQS-2019 India Rankings as a tie-breaker.

Accordingly, the following are recommended for grant of IoE status:

S No Institution World Rankings (QS 2020) India Rankings (QS 2019) Recommendation of UGC
1 IIT Bombay (INI) 152 1 Already declared IoE
2 IIT Delhi (INI) 182 4 Already declared IoE
3 IISC Bangalore (Deemed Univ) 184 2 Already declared IoE
4 IIT Madras (INI) 271 3 Recommended for declaring as IoE
5 IIT Kharagpur (INI) 281 5 Recommended for declaring as IoE
6 Delhi University (Central Univ) 474 8 Recommended for declaring as IoE
7 University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Central Univ) 601-650 7 Recommended for declaring as IoE
8 Jadavpur University, Kolkata (State Univ) 651-700 12 Needs consultation with State Govt. prior to consideration
9 Anna University, Chennai  (State Univ) 751-800 13 Needs consultation with State Govt. prior to consideration
10 BHU, Varanasi (Central Univ) 801-1000 15 Recommended for declaring as IoE
11 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (State Univ) 801-1000 19
12 AMU, Aligarh (Central Univ) 801-1000 33
13 Tezpur University (Central Univ) Not ranked 36
14 Panjab University, Chandigarh (State/Central Univ) Not ranked 49
15 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam  (State Univ) Not ranked 46

 

The State Universities: Jadavpur University and Anna Universitycan be considered for issue of the IoE status only after the respective State Governments have issued an official communication allocating their share of the funds (up to 50%).

Private Institutions:

UGC has ranked the list of the (15) private institutions recommended by the EEC by taking their ranking in the QS India or NIRF rankings, and NIRF ranking has been used as tie-breaker. In case there is any vacant slot after considering all the ranked institutions, the same was used for ‘yet to be set up (greenfield)’ institution.

S No Institute India Rankings (QS 2019) India Ranking

NIRF

UGC recommendation
2019 2018
1 BITS Pilani, Rajasthan 17 23 17 Already selected and given Letter of Intent
2 Manipal Academy of Higher Education 26 09 11 Already selected and given Letter of Intent
3 Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation, Maharashtra) Green Field

(yet to be established)

Already selected and given Letter of Intent
4 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore 40 8 8 Recommended for issue of LoI
5 VIT Vellore,Tami Nadu 44 19 16 Recommended for issue of LoI
6 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi 51-55 18 23 Recommended for issue of LoI
7 Kalinga Instt. of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar 61-65 31 42 Recommended for issue of LoI
8 O.P JINDAL University, Haryana 66-70 Recommended for issue of LoI
9 Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh 52 48 Recommended for issue of LoI
10 Bharti (Satya Bharti Foundation), Delhi Greenfield

(yet to be established)

Recommended for issue of LoI in the vacant slot
11 Azim Premji University, Bangalore Not ranked, not considered
12 Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana Not ranked, not considered
13 KREA University (IFMR), Chennai, Tamil Nadu Not ranked, not considered
14 IIHS (Indian  Institute for Human Settlements), Bangalore Not ranked, not considered
15 Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar Not ranked, not considered

In case of the private institutions proposed as Institutions of Eminence, there will be no financial support, but they will be entitled for more autonomy as a special category Deemed University.

The Greenfield Institutions would get 3 year period to establish and operationalise the institution, and thereafter, EEC will consider giving IoE status to such institutions.