Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said “the progress of Institutions of Eminence (IoE) will be mapped with indicators of renowned international rankings QS and Times Higher Education, and an incentive mechanism will be developed for those institutes which are performing well.”
Taking the social media, the minister said, “Various topics were discussed during the meeting like: What measures can be taken to accelerate the recruitment of #international faculty. The progress of IoEs shall be mapped with the indicators of THE/QS World University Rankings and international standards.”
“An incentive mechanism for institutions shall be developed to reward the IoEs that are doing well. An integrated portal containing world-class #research papers from all HEIs shall be made,” he further said.
The minister said that numerous measures shall be taken to engineer a better perception of IoEs. “Officials were directed to develop a detailed strategy (with both qualitative and quantitative parameters) for brand building of the institutes. NEP recommendations such as Multiple Entry-Exit, Online Degrees, Multidisciplinary, Internationalization etc. shall be leveraged to ensure the success of IoEs,” he said.
He made the comments at a review meeting of the IOEs chaired by him along with Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre.
The Education Ministry had launched the IoE scheme in 2018 as per which 20 institutions were to be selected — 10 public and 10 private — that will enjoy complete academic and administrative autonomy.