Institutions of Eminence can now set up campuses in foreign countries
Hindustan Times (January 9, 2021)
India's 'Institutions of Eminence' can now set up campuses in foreign countries
New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) Indian universities and colleges with the Institutions of Eminence (IOEs) tag, which include several IITs, will now be able to set up campuses in foreign countries with the University Grants Commission (UGC) issuing fresh guidelines on the same.
The Education Ministry had launched the IoE scheme in 2018 as per which 20 institutions were to be selected -- 10 public and 10 private ones -- that would enjoy complete academic and administrative autonomy.
The new guidelines have been issued in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) as per which foreign universities will be allowed to set up campuses in India and top Indian institutes in foreign countries.
According to the norms, IoEs shall be permitted to start a maximum of three off-campus centres in five years, but not more than one in an academic year.
They will, however, require approval from as many as three ministries -- education, home and external affairs -- before they can venture out. (Read More)