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Indian Higher Education Reforms, A closer look

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    IIT, IISc PhD Researchers To Get Rs. 70,000 Monthly Central Fellowship

    KOLKATA: The Union Government will now grant Rs. 70,000 as monthly fellowship to 2,000 PhD scholars across IITs and IISc in the country. Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma has said this at the 67th Foundation Day function of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur at its Kharagpur campus in West Midnapore district on Friday. The fellowship will be given for five years, reported Press Trust of India.

    According to Mr Sharma, under the scheme, those graduating from IITs, NITs, IIITs, if they do their Ph.Ds in IITs or IISc Bengaluru, they would be given a very "handsome fellowship" of Rs. 70,000 per month for five years.

    Presently researcher-students get Rs. 25,000 as monthly scholarship at IITs.

    According to the list published by IIT Bombay in its official website, PhD scholars are given scholarship of Rs. 25000 p.m. for first two years now and after completion of two years of fellowship and on receipt of satisfactory report on successful presentation of Progress Seminar, the fellowships are enhanced to Rs. 28000 p.m. for remaining years (i.e. 3rd, 4th, & 5th year).

    There are 23 IITs in the country right now and an Indian Institute of Science, which is based on Bengaluru.


    In March this year, reports had emerged that, in order to further promote higher education and retain talent in the country, the Human Resources Development Ministry proposed a Rs.75,000 per month fellowship under the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Programme for selected PhD fellows at the IITs.

    Before that, in August last year, an IIT official told PTI that, the central government was planning to grant new scholarships worth Rs. 60,000 per month for five years to students of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) selected to promote innovation.

    Premier IITs and IISc Bengaluru always get ranked among the best educational institutes. In a ranking where universities from Singapore, China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan topped, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay fared well recently in the Times Higher Education's Asia University Rankings 2017. IISc Bangalore was ranked in the 27th place while IIT Bombay secured 42nd rank.

    IISc Bangalore was the only university from India found its place in Times Higher Education's Best Small Universities across the globe.

    "As part of the research fellowship scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we wish the meritorious students who are being forced to leave the country for purely financial reasons stay within the country.

    "We will provide 2,000 such monthly fellowships across the IIT system and IISc Bengaluru," Mr Sharma said yesterday. "Draft scheme is ready," he added.

    Mr Sharma also said that the draft has gone past the Finance Ministry. "The Cabinet approval should come soon. We hope to make it possible in the next couple of months, so it can be feasible to implement in the next session," he said.

    "We need to provide you attractive offers so you stay within the country," he hoped.

    'Institutes of Eminence'

    The union government has also approved a scheme to enable select educational institutions become 'Institutes of Eminence' to catapult them to the global top 100 ranking slot, the official said on Friday.

    "The government has approved a scheme where existing institutions will be enabled to become institutes of eminence globally... 10 in private sector and 10 public sector," Mr Sharma said in the foundation day ceremony.

    Under the 'Institute of Eminence' scheme, grants upto Rs. 1,000 crore have been approved over the next five years which will be given to the selected institutions to attain rank of Institute of Eminence, reported IANS.

    "Each institution will be called upon to submit a plan for next 10-15 years which will be placed before a committee," he said.

    (With Inputs from PTI and IANS)

    http://www.ndtv.com/education/iit-i...-rs-70-000-monthly-central-fellowship-1739484
     
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    Top 10 Indian Universities (US NEWS GLOBAL RANKING 2017)
    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/search?region=asia&country=india&name=
    1.
    Panjab University
    India Chandigarh
    [​IMG]#389 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    54
    Global Score

    #2
    Indian Institute of Science
    India Bangalore
    [​IMG]#401 – Best Global Universities
    53.7
    Global Score

    #3
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    India Mumbai, Maharashtra
    [​IMG]#444 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    51.9
    Global Score

    #4
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    India New Delhi
    [​IMG]#604 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    47
    Global Score


    #5
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    India Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    [​IMG]#606 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    46.9
    Global Score

    #6
    Aligarh Muslim University
    India Aligarh
    [​IMG]#625 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    46.4
    Global Score

    #7
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    India Kharagpur
    [​IMG]#629 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    46.3
    Global Score

    #8
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    India Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
    [​IMG]#645 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    45.8
    Global Score

    #9
    University of Delhi
    India New Delhi
    [​IMG]#673 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    44.7
    Global Score

    #10
    Banaras Hindu University
    India Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    [​IMG]#685 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    44.2
    Global Score

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    CHINESE TOP 10 UNIVERSITIES (US NEWS GLOBAL RANKING 2017)

    #1
    Peking University
    China Beijing
    [​IMG]#53 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    74.6
    Global Score

    #2
    Tsinghua University
    China Beijing
    [​IMG]#57 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    73.9
    Global Score

    #3
    Fudan University
    China Shanghai
    [​IMG]#121 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    67.4
    Global Score

    #4
    University of Science and Technology of China
    China Hefei, Anhui
    [​IMG]#136 – Best Global Universities
    66.5
    Global Score

    #5Tie
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    China Shanghai
    [​IMG]#138 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    66.3
    Global Score

    #5Tie
    Zhejiang University
    China Hangzhou, Zhejiang
    [​IMG]#138 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    66.3
    Global Score

    #7
    Nanjing University
    China Nanjing, Jiangsu
    [​IMG]#187 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    63.4
    Global Score

    #8
    Sun Yat-sen University
    China Guangzhou, Guangdong
    [​IMG]#225 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    61.3
    Global Score

    #9
    Beijing Normal University
    China Beijing
    [​IMG]#286 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    58.4
    Global Score

    #10
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    China Wuhan, Hubei
    [​IMG]#295 (tied) – Best Global Universities
    57.9
    Global Score

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    http://www.sohu.com/a/128840013_232611


    Ranking of Annual Scientific and Technological Funds of Chinese Universities 2016

    Exchange rate: 1 USD = 6.47 RMB

    1. Tsinghua University USD 785 million (RMB 5.079 billion)



    2. Zhejiang University USD 637 million (RMB 4.1233 billion)

    3.

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University USD 517 million (RMB 3.348 billion)

    4.

    Peking University USD 421 million(RMB 2.7244 billion)

    5.

    Beihang University USD 414 million(RMB 2.685 billion)

    6.

    Tongji University USD 407 million(RMB 2.6339 billion)

    7.

    Fudan University USD 396 million(RMB 2.5665 billion)

    8.

    Harbin Institute of Technology USD 394 million (RMB 2.5547 billion)

    9.

    Tianjin University USD 389 million (RMB 2.5188 billion)

    10.

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology USD 380 million (RMB 2.4588 billion)
     
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    Govt junks Rs 8700cr-funding project to IITs even as its global ranking slips

    A scheme aimed at allocating around Rs 8,700 crore to seven top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as part of ongoing efforts to enhance their global standing has been turned down by the finance ministry.

    The rejection of the Vishwajeet project – proposed by the human resources development ministry – comes as a setback to the premier technological institutes, which slipped further in worldwide rankings this year. The IITs were supposed to use the funds (Rs 1,250 crore each over a five-year period) to upgrade their infrastructure, hire foreign faculty members, tie up with international institutions and adopt a host of other measures for improving their QS and Times global institution rankings.

    According to sources, the finance ministry sent back the human resource development ministry’s request for in-principle approval of the project with a note that the IITs should first address “fundamental issues” such as the autonomy to fix fees, raising resources from corporate houses and alumni members, and strengthening existing schemes.

    No Indian institute of higher education figured in the top 200 of the 14th edition of the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings released on Tuesday, triggering concerns about the plummeting standards of education in India and its possible impact on the job market. Only the Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore figured in the 251-300 band of the list, which lists the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries. While IIT-Bombay retained its position in the 351-400 band, its counterparts at Delhi and Kanpur slipped from the 401-500 segment in 2016 to 501-600 this year. IIT-Madras fared even worse, figuring only in the 601-800 band.

    The IIT Council had cleared the Vishwajeet project last year. Its institutes at Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati were picked as the likely beneficiaries of the scheme.

    In its note, the finance minister also recommended that the human resource development ministry ask IITs to construct world-class laboratories through existing grants or the recently launched Institute of Eminence scheme. “Under the Institute of Eminence scheme, 10 select government institutes will be given approximately Rs 1,000 crore. The finance ministry suggested that the IITs compete for that scheme instead of expecting funds through the Vishwajeet project,” an official said.

    Though IITs are hailed as premier institutes in domestic academic circles, they usually fail to match up to foreign universities. The human resource development ministry had proposed the Vishwajeet project to provide them with the financial support required to meet international infrastructural and academic standards. The overall budget of IITs received a hike of Rs 2,468 crore in 2017-18 to touch Rs 7,856 crore.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...e-for-grant/story-NZCMnzbs3y2niSfLe17abK.html
     
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    Rs 8,700 crore
    • 87,000,000,000 INR is equal to USD 1,359,183,865 @ 64.01 Indian rupees to 1 US dollar.
    USD 1.3591 billion
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    http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/05-05/8216045.shtml

    Top 10 Financial budget of Chinese Universityes 2017

    Unit: RMB hundred million Yuan

    No.1 Tsinghua University 2017 Financial budget RMB 23.335 billion = USD 3.606 billion (Exchange rate: 1 USD = 6.47 RMB )

    No. 8 Jilin University 2017 Financial budget RMB 8.796 billion = USD 1.359 billion (Exchange rate: 1 USD = 6.47 RMB )

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