University Grants Commission has invited proposal to set up World Class Institutes of Eminence (IOE)


The Government is committed to improvement of quality of higher educational institutions. In this regard, the Government intends to establish twenty ‘Institutions of Eminence’ to achieve world class status, from amongst the existing Government/private institutions and new institutions from the private sector.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited proposals from existing government, private and the sponsoring institutions to set up Institution of Eminence (IOE).

The objective is to provide greater academic, financial, administrative and other regulatory autonomy to 10 public and 10 private higher educational institutions to emerge as world class teaching and research institutions.
The institutions declared as IOE will be free from the usual regulatory mechanism to choose their path to become institutions of global repute. Their emphasis will be on multi-disciplinary initiatives, high quality research, global best practices and international collaborations.

The government educational institutions selected as public institutions of eminence under this scheme will be given financial incentives. Those selected as private and sponsoring organisations will be declared as Institutions of Eminence, deemed to be universities.
Applications are invited from the eligible and interested applicants to become Institutions of Eminence (IOEs) under the following categories:-
(i) Existing Government educational institutions. (ii) Existing private higher educational institutions to upgrade themselves to Institutions of Eminence. (iii)Sponsoring organizations for setting up of new Institutions of Eminence