Autonomy on way for select educational institutes

The Union government on Friday said it was setting up an empowered committee to select 10 public and 10 private educational institutes, for upgrade to the status of Institutions of Eminence by March next year.   This comes in the wake of the Lok Sabha passing the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, granting wider autonomy to all 20 IIMs in the country.   A senior government official said these Institutions of Eminence would be made free from most guidelines and regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which govern public…

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