DU, BHU, IIT Madras among others get Institute of Eminence status


Delhi University, Benaras Hindu University, and IIT Madras are among few universities that got Institute of Eminence status from the Indian government upon the recommendation of UGC. IIT Kharagpur and the University of Hyderabad are other government institutes in the list. The names of the private institutes include Jamia Hamdard, Vellore Institute of Technology, Kalinga Institute of Technology, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham were granted a letter of intent for the Institute of Eminence status.


These universities will have to sign a memorandum with the government after which they will gain complete autonomy and will be free from UGC's regulations. The issue of granting Institute of Eminence status came into a rage last year which had Jio University in the list which is not even a made University yet.

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