There has been controversy over the eminence issue of Jio Institute of Reliance Foundation to add him in the list of six excellent institutions of India. On social media, the government’s decision has been sharply criticized for the selection and the purpose of the institute, as the ‘Jio Institute’ of the Reliance Foundation has not yet begun. Opposition Party Congress has also questioned the government’s decision. At the same time, the government has clarified that the Jio-Institute has been selected under the rules of the Greenfield category for new or proposed institutions. The Congress has accused the BJP, “For helping Reliance Industries Limited Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. Congress has tweeted that Jio Institute has not yet come into existence, it has been given the status of an eminence institution. The government should clarify that on which basis this status has been given.”
On Monday, the Human Resource Development Ministry had announced the status of the best institution of 6 universities. These include the IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and the IISc Bengaluru in the government institutions. The Ministry has also awarded Manipal Academy of Higher Education, BITS Pilani and Geo Institute in the private sector as excellent institutions. The HRD Ministry has said that the EEC (Empowered Expert Committee) had obtained 11 proposals on the basis of UGC Regulation 2017 (Clause 6.1). This provision is for the upcoming educational institutions. According to the ministry, four standards were set-the land was available to make the institute, keeping the team with top qualification and extensive experience, to raise funds to set up the institute, there should be an effective strategic plan. The Jio Institute has passed these standards.
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Chairman of the selected Expert Committee for the Institute of Eminence. According to N Gopalaswami, the Jio Institute has three years under the Letter in Intent. During this time the institution will have to complete the infrastructure. After this amnesia will get the states. The best prospective plan in the ‘upcoming educational institutions’ category has got a place in merit.
Congratulations to @ManipalUni, @bitspilaniindia & Jio Inst for getting status of #InstituteofEminence. #TransformingEducation #48MonthsOfTransformingIndia@PIB_India @MIB_India pic.twitter.com/XpRsm8nxIQ
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 9, 2018
JNU professor Ayesha Kidwai said, “It has no campus, no website or no alumni, yet it (JIO Institute) has left behind a prominent private university like Ashok University and OP Jindal. It has been given the status of the World Class Institute even before the establishment. Does not it show us the conflict of interest? ‘
How did Jio Institute get Institute of Eminence (IoE) Status? pic.twitter.com/MUK8LpDJdb
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) July 10, 2018
Before you laugh at the 'Insitute of Eminence' status to Jio Institute, remember that the joke is on you. ₹1000 crores of your money is being given to a non-existent institute. And all this while even our Primary Education is in complete shambles. Let that sink in.
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) July 9, 2018
Since Monday, Jio Institute is trending on Twitter. Users were asking the location of Jio Institute while tagging HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.
— altaf khan (@altaf__143) July 10, 2018