Institutions of Eminence (IoE)

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Human Resource Development
Aims to help 20 higher education (10 public and 10 private) institutions from country break into top 500 global rankings in 10 years, and then eventually break into top 100 over time.
  • The scheme of IoE was rolled out by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • These selected institutions will have greater autonomy compared to other higher education institutions.
  • They will be free to decide their fee for domestic and foreign students and have flexible course duration and structure.
  • They will be exempted from approvals of government or UGC for academic collaborations with foreign institutions, except institutions in MEA and MHA’s list of negative countries.
  • 10 government institutions selected will also get Rs 1,000 crore each from HRD Ministry to achieve world-class status.
  • There will be no financial assistance to the private institutions.
  • Once identified, IoE must target to break into top 100 bracket in one internationally reputed ranking framework in 10 years.
  • Eligibility: 
  • Only higher education institutions, currently placed in the top 500 of global rankings or top 50 of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), are eligible to apply for eminence tag.
  • The private IoE can also come up as greenfield ventures provided sponsoring organisation submits convincing perspective plan for 15 years. - Institutions of Eminence (IoE)

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