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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 44
ANSWERED ON:  18.11.2019
Institute of Eminence Tag
Vellalath Kochukrishnan Nair. Sreekandan
Will the Minister of



HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government is proposing to grant Institute of Eminence tag to five
educational institutions;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether these institutions will get a grant of Rs. 1000 crore and if so, the details
thereof; and
(d) whether the Institute of Eminence tag is being given on the basis of the
recommendations of the University Grants Commission?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)

(a) & (b): No, Sir. As per the decision of the Cabinet, 10 Public and 10 Private
Institutions have to be selected as Institutions of Eminence (IoEs). As such, the Central
Government has selected 10 Private Institutions and 8 Public Institutions as IoEs thus
far.
(c): Under this scheme, each Public Institution declared as IoE will get financial
assistance upto Rs. 1000 Crore over the period of five years.
(d): Yes, Sir.
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