In order to bring premier educational institutions like IITs/NITs/ IISERs
and IIITs into international knowledge network, Government has undertaken
several initiatives such as:
i. The Global Interactive Academic Network
(GIAN), under which foreign academicians are invited to offer short courses in
the Indian institutions.
ii. Provision of 10% supernumerary seats for
iii. Promotion of collaborative research with
iv. Conducting of entrance exams like JEE
(Main) and JEE (Advanced) in select foreign countries.
v. Besides this, the UGC (Promotion and
Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign
Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2016 allows Indian Universities to have
collaboration with foreign universities with prior permission of UGC. The UGC
regulations also permit private and deemed to be universities to establish
In order to promote high quality research, (66) Centres of Excellence
have been started in the Institutes of National Importance and Universities. Funds are also provided under RUSA for
research, innovation and quality improvement programmes.
improving funds for quality research, initiatives such as Impacting Research
Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) and Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) have
been launched. Under these, research that is socially relevant, outcome-oriented
and is of use to the Industry are funded. The total budget for the two schemes
is Rs.487 crore and Rs.475 crore respectively.
This information was given by the Minister of State
(HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha
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