Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Home News Reports Raghuram Rajan backed yet-to-be functional Krea University among 19 new institutes to get 'Institute...

Raghuram Rajan backed yet-to-be functional Krea University among 19 new institutes to get ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag

Krea University will have its founding batch of 125 students in August 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan backed Krea University is set to get the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag as per the recommendation of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). The liberal arts institute will commence its classes for its undergraduate classes in August 2019 for a batch of 125 students in the first batch. Industrialists Anand Mahindra, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Sajjan Jindal are three other corporate backers for Krea University which is coming up in Sricity in Andhra Pradesh.

Other universities recommended for the tag include Azim Premji University in Karnataka, Shiv Nadar University in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana based O.P. Jindal Global University, Satya Bharti University and Ashoka University and Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Institute of Technology.

Earlier this year, the HRD Ministry had awarded the Institute of Eminence tag to 3 public institutes IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISC-Bangalore and 3 private institutes Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and BITS Pilani. The government had then received a lot of backlash for awarding the Institute of Eminence tag to a yet to be operational Jio Institute.

The new list, which features other institutes like Banaras Hindu University and Panjab University does not have a single IIT and other prominent institutes like JNU.

When the earlier list was announced in July this year, few politicians and so-called journalists had tried to spread false information and narrative that Jio Institute which was still not functional, would be given Rs. 1,000 crore of public money and termed it ‘corruption’ and used it to mock the Institute of Eminence tag.

However, most are silent on yet-to-be-operational Krea University being awarded the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Degenerate’ Imran Khan does it again, blames women for rising sexual violence in Pakistan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan held women's clothes responsible for the sexual violence committed against them

India secures milestone in Coronavirus vaccination drive, administers over 82 lakh doses in a single day: Details

CoWIN app showed that Madhya Pradesh administered a whopping 13,71,180 lakh vaccine doses alone on Monday.

Sister Lucy was dismissed from Church by the Vatican for writing poems, driving a car: Read the startling claims made

The Vatican was also miffed after Sister Lucy wrote a memoir, hinting at sexual abuse with the Church clergy.

Calcutta High Court rejects Mamata Banerjee govt plea, NHRC to investigate post-poll violence in state

West Bengal government had applied to the court to recall the order passed by the court while hearing a bunch of PILs alleging assault including sexual abuse during post-poll violence in the state.

Amarnath Yatra cancelled amid Chinese coronavirus pandemic, devotees can do darshan online

The Amarnath Yatra, holy pilgrimage for Hindus, has often been a target of terror attacks in the past.

International Yoga Day: How ‘a way of life’ argument is used to peddle ‘Yoga is not Hindu’ propaganda

On International Yoga Day, motivated individuals attempted to appropriate Yoga and disassociate it from Hinduism.

Recently Popular

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Who is Vishal Jood? An Indian national arrested for taking on Khalistani extremists in Australia

Vishal Jood, the 24 yar old from Haryana, has been languishing in a jail in the down in the country for two months now.

Kerala madarsa teacher preaches “kill the ones who leave Islam” while taking online lecture for class 12 students

Kerala madarsa teacher caught encouraging class 12 students to take to violence against those who quits Islam as religion.

OBC benefits for Muslims: How WB Police’s recruitment drive has exposed how parties found a way to make religious reservations

The drive was meant to fill vacancies in the OBC-A category in the state. The list showed that apart from one or two individuals, all of them were Muslims.

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us