Five Universities in India have been declared 'Institutions of Eminence'. Among those featured are IIT Madras, Banaras Hindu University, IIT Kharagpur, University of Delhi and University of Hyderabad.
The Human Resource Development Ministry issued orders to the five Universities on the advise of the University Grants Commission, declaring them as 'Institutions of Eminence'.
Meanwhile, letter of intent was issued to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Vellore Institute of Tech (TN), Jamia Hamdard(Delhi), Kalinga Institute Of Industrial Tech(Odisha) & Bharti Institute Satya Bharti Foundation (Mohali) for sending their preparedness for being declared Institutions of Eminence.
- DELHI UNIVERSITY:
A premier university of the country, the University of Delhi is international acclaimed for highest academic standards, diverse educational programmes, distinguished faculty, and modern infrastructure. The Delhi University was established in 1922. Five Departments namely Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Sociology and History have been awarded the status of the Centres of Advanced Studies. These Centres of Advanced Studies have carved a niche for themselves as centres of excellence in teaching and research in their respective areas.
2. IIT KHARAGPUR:
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT-KGP) was initially established to train scientists and engineers. Over the years, IIT Kharagpur has diversified its offerings in management, law, architecture, humanities, etc.
3. IIT MADRAS
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) is located in Chennai. It is recognised as an Institute of National Important. IIT Madras was founded in 1959. IIT-Madras has been ranked as the top engineering institute in India for four years in a row by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
4. University of Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad was founded in 1974. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitor's award for the Best Central University in India.
5. BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (BHU):
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was founded in 1916. BHU is organised into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and about 140 departments.