Date: Tuesday, 10-July-2018, 9:49 AM | Message # 1
Planned Jio Institute Named In Government Elite List, Sparks Controversy
NDTV Published on Jul 9, 2018
The government has named three private and three public universities as "Institutions of Eminence" which will receive special funding and complete autonomy in an attempt to raise their standards as world-class institutions in the coming years. The list - which includes two IITs - features the Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, which is yet to be launched. As the government faced questions and was attacked by the Congress, the University Grants Commission - a panel of which carried out the selections - said the institution made the cut under the greenfield category for new or proposed institutions.