The Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) will invite nobel laureates to their campuses and develop model villages as part of the Unnat Bharat scheme for sustainable development in rural India, HRD Ministry officials said. The decision was taken in a review meeting of the progress of the public and private institutions which were considered to be given the status of Institutions of Eminence on the advice of UGC and the Empowered Expert Committee.
According to HRD Ministry officials, it was decided that institutions will invite nobel laureates, academicians, professors and foreign faculty to visit their campuses to enlarge and deepen the interface of India’s institutions of higher learning and globally recognised institutions of academic eminence.
“It was decided that all the balance amount for the year 2019-2020 and new amount/funds to be paid to these institutions may be paid in the current financial year. Entire architecture for giving access to research journals will be reviewed and open access may be provided to the institutions under IoE,” the HRD Ministry said in a statement.