Institute of Eminence Scheme

Aims and objectives of the scheme

Details of the scheme

Funding/the institutes selected

Institutes of Eminence are institutions which are expected to make into the top 500 world rankings in a decade.


To provide for high quality teaching and research and for the advancement of knowledge and its dissemination through various research programmes 


The scheme was launched in 2016.

Autonomy to IoE: IoE will have complete freedom to decide the curricula, hire domestic and foreign faculty and fix a fee structure of their choice. 


IoE comprises 10 public and 10 private educational institutions which will be selected based on the recommendations of the Empowered committee. 

  1. to admit foreign students up to 30% of admitted students; 
  2. to recruit foreign faculty upto 25% of faculty strength; 
  3. to offer online courses upto 20% of its programmes; 
  4. to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 in the world ranking Institutions without permission of UGC; 
  5. free to fix and charge fees from foreign students without restriction; 
  6. flexibility of course structure in terms of number of credit hours and years to take a degree; 
  7. complete flexibility in fixing curriculum and syllabus, among others. 

Rs. 1000 cr. grant will be given only to public institutions and no funds will be given to private institutions.  


10 Public Institutions - IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, Jadavpur University & Anna University.


 10 Private institutions - BITS Pilani, MAHE Karnataka, Jio Institute, Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, Bharti Institute, Satya Bharti Foundation, Mohali, Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh.