New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and will soon get the go-aheadd.
“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),” Javdekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour.
Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose has sought to know about 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 years.
Javdekar also said that these institutions will pave the way for real research and innovation.
He pointed out that it is the way the world has grown. “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 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,” Javdekar said.
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.