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How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag

How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag on Business Standard. Reliance set up a new company to apply for it


Latest News Within two weeks of the government formally notifying the rules for institutions of eminence, Reliance group incorporated the Reliance Foundation Institution of Education Research (RFIER), a section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013. It is this company of the Reliance group that shall set up the Maharashtralocated Jio University, which the government has selected for the institution of eminence tag. Two specific provisions in these rules helped the freshly-minted Reliance company in a big way. One of these required the individual members of the ‘sponsoring organisation’ of the proposed university to have a collective net worth over Rs50 billion. The other provision required the promoting group to have a proven track record of ‘translating plans into real achievements in any field (not necessarily in the field of higher education, but preferably in it)’. Not too many groups or foundations in India whose individual members can boast of a net worth of over Rs50 billion and also a proven track record of translating plans into


achievements. The ‘institution of eminence’ tag will help Jio University and other selected existing universities to develop with relative autonomy. They will not be encumbered by the regulations of University Grants Commission (UGC), including those of setting fee and launching new courses. These select institutions would also not need to undergo the regular monitoring by UGC. The institutions of eminence are expected to follow a set of guiding principles that the government has notified and a 15-year plan for each that the government has approved. Its progress towards formally attaining the brand of ‘institution of eminence’ will be monitored annually by the special committee the government set up.

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How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag  

How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag on Business Standard. Reliance set up a new company to apply for it...

How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag  

How Maharashtra-based Jio University fit the 'Institute of Eminence' tag on Business Standard. Reliance set up a new company to apply for it...

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