Three years after the ’eminence’ tag, Jio Institute could begin operating
On 7 December 2020, the Jio Institute presented its readiness report, and last month, officials visited the Navi Mumbai campus.
New Delhi: The multidisciplinary university proposed by the Reliance Foundation, the Jio Institute, will probably be ready by this year, three years after the Narendra Modi Government has declared it an Institute of Eminence (IoE).
In 2018 Jio earned IoE status under the category ‘Greenfield’ built for new or planned institutions that are still to be created. It received a letter of intent and was given time to draw up itself and send a readiness report to the government until July 2021.
According to the Ministry of Education, a readiness report was received on 7 December 2020 from the Jio Institute. A visit to the Navi Mumbai campus of the Institute followed last month and its study is waiting.
“The Institute submitted its readiness report on December 7, 2020, to the Ministry in an e-mailed reply to inquiries about the status of the institute. The Preparation Report was forwarded on December 9, 2017, to the University Grants Commission, in compliance with Article 8.4(h) of the UGC Regulations.
He added: “In addition, the Institute’s readiness spot visit took place on 22-23 January 2021. Expert Empowered Committee (EEC) report pending.”
An EEC member told ThePrint that “soon” the report will be presented to the government.
“The Institute was supposed to let us know when it is ready and then we had to visit a place. The visit is finalized and we will soon present the government with a report on which an MoU can be signed,” said the member who would not like to be named.
“Jio had time before this year to draw up and start to work, and we hope this can be done well by July of this year,” the member added.
The Print sent a statement to the Jio Institute speaker via e-mail, but no response was received until this report was released.