Institutions of Eminence scheme: UPSC


The University Grants Commission (UGC) has amended its regulations, allowing Institutions of
Eminence (IoEs) to set up campuses abroad after receiving no-objection certificates from the
Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs.
• The amendments also permit the IOEs to start new off-campus centers, with a maximum of
three in five years and not more than once in an academic year.
What are the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs)?
Institutions of Eminence scheme has been launched in order to implement the commitment of
the Government to empower the Higher Educational Institutions and to help them become
world-class
teaching and research institutions.
• The scheme was announced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech of 2016.
• This will enhance affordable access to high-quality
education for ordinary Indians.

About the IoEs scheme:
Launched in order to empower the Higher Educational Institutions and to help them become
world-class teaching and research institutions.


Objectives of Institutions of Eminence scheme:


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
An 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.

Incentives of the scheme:
• Institutes with IOE tag will be given greater autonomy and freedom to decide fees, course
durations and governance structures.
• The public institutions under IOE tag will receive a government grant of ₹1,000 crore, while
the private institutions will not get any funding under the scheme.

For solved

UPSC ESSAYS click here

GS Paper 1 click here


Gs Paper 2 click here

Gs paper 3 click here

GS paper 4 click here

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