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Correct Option is To select ten private and ten public institutions of Eminence.

The University Grants Commission (UGC), in its 542 nd meeting held on 02nd August 2019 has recommended 20 Institution for status of ‘Institutions of Eminence’. The decision was taken by the UGC after considering the reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) appointed by Government under the Chairmanship of Shri N Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner. Principles used for identifying the (10) Public and (10) Private Institutions: No existing institution which has NOT figured in any of the global/national ranks shall be recommended for the IoE status. Only after exhausting the above criterion, if any slot remains vacant, consideration shall be given to ‘yet to be established (Greenfield)’ proposals. The IITs Madras and Kharagpur, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham and VIT are among the 20 institutions. The Satya Bharti Foundation — telecom major Airtel’s philanthropic arm — became the second greenfield institution to be given IoE status, after Jio Institute which is backed by the Reliance Foundation. The UGC’s recommendations will now be submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for final grant of the status.

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