IISc, IIT-D chosen for special grants

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IISc, IIT-D chosen for special grants

Context:

  • Six higher education institutions, including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, the Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai and Delhi, and the proposed Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, have been named Institutions of Eminence (IoE) by the Centre.

Other details:

  • The Jio Institute in Maharashtra — which has been chosen in the greenfield category — is among three private institutions to be granted the status; the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and BITS, Pilani, being the other two.
  • An empowered committee, under former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami, recommended these institutions.