Committee to select India’s 20 world class institutes formed


The Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved the constitution of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) as per UGC regulations of 2017.Former CEC N Gopalaswami, Head of RSS Education Wing will Select India’s 20 ‘World Class Institutes.’Gopalaswami is the head of Vivekananda Educational Society, which is affiliated to RSS’ educational wing Vidya Bharati or Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan. He will head the Empowered Expert Committee constituted for selecting 20 institutes of higher education that will be developed into ‘World Class Institutes’.

While Gopalaswami will be the chairperson, Tarun Khanna of Harvard Business School, Houston university chancellor Dr Renu Khator and Dr Pritam Singh, a former director of MDI Gurugram and IIM Lucknow, will be the others on the panel.

The Modi government had also made Gopalaswami the chief of a 13-member panel in 2015 that was constituted to recommend ways of Sanskrit promotion.