Guidelines ready for setting up 20 world class research varsities in India: Prakash Javdaekar

In response to a question raised in Lok Sabha yesterday, HRD Minister Prakash Javdaekar told the Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready.

Prakash Javadekar: Union Minister of Ministry of HRD

Prakash Javadekar: Union Minister of Ministry of HRD

In response to a question during Question Hour in Lok Sabha yesterday, Human resource development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javdaekar told the Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. Javadekar also said that these institutions would pave the way for real research and innovation.

“The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” said Javadekar.

Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose raised a question, asking for details of the government’s plan to set up 20 world class research and teaching institutions for research and innovation across the country, which had been announced last year.

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This was the way the world has grown, Javadekar said. “We need to grow. Today we have the concept of learning in diversity. Students from many countries come together, learn and do research together,” he said.

He also said that professors from different countries would also join them. “Foreign professors as well as Indian professors will make these world class institutes really world class. We will be calling them the ‘Indian institutes of eminence’,” the HRD minister added.

He also opined that after ten years, these ’20 world class institutions’ are supposed to get that world class status.

“They will be acclaimed and ranked among the top 200 universities in the world,” he said.
[Source”timesofindia”]