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    "Institution of Eminence" tag for Jio Institute even before existence

    On Monday, Reliance Foundation's proposed Jio Institute was awarded the status of "Institution of Eminence" along with 2 IITs, IISc, BITS-Pilani and Manipal Academy of High Education. What is astonishing here is Jio Institute is still a proposed one and is not in existence. After widespread criticism from different sections, the MHRD clarified that it is awarded the status in accordance with the rules in place. There is a Greenfield category under which the status of "Institution of Eminence" is awarded to Jio Institute.

    It's a kind of a cruel joke and I think the meaning of "Eminence" has to be reinvented by the present political dispensation. The influence of corporates in decision making of the ministries is not new in India and we have seen earlier in many cases where the rules were tweaked for corporates.

    The closeness of the Ambani's to the present dispensation is well known and all of their business initiatives have flourished under this dispensation only. Think of Reliance Communication's first entry to the communication field in the early 2000. Now they are in every sector – be it in FMCG, Consumables, Fashion, Oil and now even in the education sector also. When some corporates are spreading their businesses in different sectors, it is always a welcome for the market economy but if they are allowed to spread with direct influence from political dispensations then their capabilities become questionable. What is your opinion about the accorded status?
  • #641852
    Pure politics is gauged here. When a Institute gets the excellence tag, even before establishing or proving to be worth it, it is stupidity on the part of government or organization conferring with excellence tag.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #641858
    The government framed some rules and regulations for the institutions to get this tag. Whether the provision of this tag is only to the existing institutes or to the proposed institutes are also to be known. Jio may be having a proposal to start an institute of these standards. That is why they might have certified that. We have to see the reaction of the government in this issue.
    always confident

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