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Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme

  • 06 Sep 2019
  • 2 min read

Recently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has declared 5 public Universities as Institutions of Eminence (IoE).

  • The institutes are:
    • IIT Madras
    • Banaras Hindu University
    • IIT Kharagpur
    • University of Delhi
    • University of Hyderabad
  • Earlier, in the first round under the IoE scheme, 6 institutions were selected as IoEs.
  • Benefits of being included in Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) includes:
    • Government Institutions to get additional funding upto 1000 Crore.
    • Complete academic, administrative as well as financial autonomy.
    • Exemption from government approvals for Academic collaborations with foreign higher educational institutions (in top 500)
    • Freedom to hire personnel from industry
    • Freedom to recruit faculty from outside India (limit of 25% of its faculty strength for public institution).
    • Freedom to have own transparent merit based system for admission of students.
    • Freedom to admit additionally foreign students on merit (maximum of 30% of the strength of admitted domestic students).
    • Freedom to offer courses within a program as well as to offer degrees in newer areas.
    • Freedom to have the flexibility of course structure.
    • Flexibility in fixing of curriculum and syllabus, with no UGC mandated curriculum structure.
    • Freedom to offer online courses as part of their programmes(But not more than 20% of the programme)
    • University Grants Commission (UGC) inspection shall not apply to Institutions of Eminence.


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