Department of Higher Education, a branch of the Ministry of Human Resource Development clarified its stance on granting ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IoE) status to Reliance Foundation’s Jio Institute in Maharashtra, which, as of now, only exists on paper.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, R Subramanyam, said that Greenfield private institutions, such as the Jio Institute, can be granted the aforementioned status. first of which is the Public institutions category, which includes Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai and Delhi were considered. The second category was Private institutions, under which Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and Manipal University have been granted the status under which the Jio Institute was granted the status, was the Greenfield Private institutions. These are institutions that do not exist right now, but well-meaning, responsible private investors want to bring global standards to the country.