Nominations have been made on the recommendations of Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) headed by N Gopalaswami.
Empowered Expert Committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) was entrusted to conduct the appraisal of applications for shortlisting 20 Institutions of Eminence (10 public and 10 private institutions).
Excellence and Innovation: To provide for higher education leading to excellence and innovations in such branches of knowledge as may be deemed fit at post-graduate, graduate and research degree levels.
Specialization: To engage in areas of specialization to make distinctive contributions to the objectives of the university education system.
Global Rating: To aim to be rated internationally for its teaching and research as a top hundred Institution in the world over time.
Quality teaching and Research: To provide for high quality teaching and research and for the advancement of knowledge and its dissemination
Global/National Ranking: Only those institutions which have appeared in any of the global/national ranks shall be recommended for the IoE status.
Public institutions are assessed on the basis of QS-2020 world rankings, in case of a tie QS- 2019 rankings are used.