Tuesday, November 13, 2018 01:38 AM

Centre Recognizes Jio Institute as Eminent even before existence

In a great surprise the Ministry of Human Resources has decided to award of eminence to Jio Institute which has not come into existence yet. The Jio institute which will be run by the Reliance Foundation is not an existing one and according to even them it will come only after 3 years. Such an award to a non-existing institution while all the public universities and institutions are rejected shows the attitude of the current government which target to dismantle the public education top down. 

 The earlier announcement about  IoE specifies it will grant special powers to these institutes, such as greater autonomy to start a new course, hire foreign faculty and collaborate with foreign institutes without government approval. From the beginning there had been an apprehension that this may lead to uncontrollable fee hike and a more commercialized situation in an already shrinking public funded higher Education.

 Now by giving the "Institute of eminence" award to Jio University, a university which does not exist anywhere but in papers, the government is contributing 1000 crores from tax payers’ money to one of the richest persons alive to start his private venture. If this is not a criminal wastage of public money, what is?

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