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Yet to be established JIO Institute chosen for Institute of Eminence

Monday - July 9, 2018 9:28 pm , Category : EDUCATION
 Yet to be established JIO Institute chosen for  Institute of Eminence
Yet to be established JIO Institute chosen for Institute of Eminence
New Delhi July 9 (IANS) Yet to be established JIO Institute by Reliance Foundation is already in the fray to become an Institution of Eminence (IoE) under a government scheme which will entitle the tag-holders for special exemptions in aspects of how they operate the institutes.
The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru as the IoEs chosen from public sector.
From the private sector BITS Pilani Manipal Academy of Higher Education and JIO Institute by Reliance Foundation were the three institutes mentioned by the Minister who have been granted the status.
However it could only be known later that the Reliance venture JIO Institute was yet to start its operations and a Google search with its name drew blanks.
The head of the committee which assessed the applications to shortlist the institutes for the status of IoU clarified that JIO Institute has been selected under the Greenfield category. It was on the basis of its plans that the committee considered it for the status which is only provisional.
"It is greenfield institution. At this juncture there s only a Letter of Intent. They re not same as established institutions. For a greenfield institution they should have land equipment building staff etc and for that they need a lead time. So they have been given three years time. It s only after that they will be given the status " Head of the Empowered Expert Committee N. Gopalaswami told IANS.
Greenfield projects are those projects which start from the scratch and are not modifying or upgrading any already established projects. The latter are called brownfield projects.
According to a proposal submitted by the firm to the committee the JIO Institute will use Rs 9 500 crore in capital expenditure and will be located in a fully residential university city in Pune.
As per the University Grants Commission (Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations 2017 the Ministry was to select 20 IoEs -- 10 private and 10 public -- and had formed a EEC to shortlist the entries solicited from the institutes on the basis of their research calibre and other criteria.
The government received 114 applications (74 public 40 private) in total from the higher education institutes out of these the six mentioned were recommended for the tag by the EEC.
Each public institute will get financial assistance up to Rs 1 000 crore over for the period of five years under the scheme.

--IANS vn/ahm/