Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar

Amid a controversy over the Central government’s decision to grant Institution of Eminence status to Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Rs 1,000-crore government grant is meant only for public sector institutes which have received the eminence tag.

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Eminence is just a tag

Earlier this month, the Government of India informed us that six higher education institutions have been named Institutions of Eminence (IoE) by the Centre. Of these, five are known for their science and technology schools and one does not exist. They will be permitted to admit 30 per cent foreign students with no restrictions on the fees charged from them.

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AICTE plans to spread awareness about patents among engineering students

BENGALURU: Engineering students of various colleges have been coming up with remarkable innovations through their college projects. Some have even impressed private sector firms and also defence sector units, who have adopted at least parts of those technologies in their units. But, at the students’ level, those innovations are lost after they graduate from the colleges.

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West to lose innovation race by 2029

StockFinland / iStockphoto.com The US, EU and UK are set to lose their innovation leadership positions to China and South Korea by 2029 if they don’t take steps to improve innovation and commercialisation processes. According to a new report from the non-profit Center for Advancing Innovation ( CAI), the US has already lost its leadership position in global patent efficiency.

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Meerut scissors struggle to cut through Chinese competition

The Meerut scissors are straining to cut through the intense competition being offered by low-cost Chinese scissors that are flooding the domestic market, say local businessmen. Despite being a WTO geographical indication (GI) registered product since 2013, the scissors are still to find the national and international recognition that is deserved, they say.