The States Government of Gujarat is all set to grant Centre of Excellence (CoE) status to 7 private universitie.
After the Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani approval to make their mark globally. The University Grants Commission encourages higher education institutions to attain excellence in specific areas of academic as well as research work. The Centre of Excellence can an institute of strategic or security-relate importance, notified by state government. Institution of Eminence can also be given Centre of Excellence tag.
Which Universities have been selected?
There are 7 Universities selected-
- CEPT University
- Nirma University
- Pandit Deendayal Energy University
- Charotar University of Science & Technology
- Ahmedabad University
- Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT)
- Marwadi University
Importance of CoE status
The Centre of Excellence tag to universities will help in bringing quality education and give them an international touch. Tag will also boost research, innovation and establish a culture of creating start- ups.
About University Grants Commission
The statutory body established by UGC Act of 1956. It works under the Union Ministry of Education to coordinate, determine and maintain standards of higher education. It gives recognition to universities in India, and disburse funds for recognized universities and colleges. It is headquartered New Delhi, along with six regional centres in Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Gujarat govt to grant Centre of Excellence status 7 Universities Gujarat govt to grant Centre of Excellence status 7 Universities