The University Grant Commission (UGC) has
recommended the name of 20 institutions for the grant of the Institute of
The Institute of Eminence scheme is a scheme of
Ministry of Human Resource Development.
It aims at developing 20 world-class teaching
and research institutions. The regulatory architecture for the scheme has been
provided through a) UGC (Declaration of Government Institutions as Institutions
of Eminence) Guidelines, 2017 for public Institutions and b) UGC (Institutions
of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017 for private
Those selected will be given greater autonomy
and freedom to decide fees, course durations and governance structures.
The public institutions will also receive a
government grant of ₹1,000 crores over period of five years. However, the
private institutions will not get any funding under the scheme.
Previously, 3 public and 3 private institutions
were selected under the scheme.