July 26, 2018
Derek O’Brien asks a Supplementary Question regarding Institutes of Eminence
Sir, yeh joh 114 universities jinhone apply kiya hai, including 11 Central universities, 27 institutes of national importance, 27 State universities, 10 private universities, kuch mein education ka background hain, they have a background in education, they have a track record. My question to the Minister is very direct. What is the track record of a university which does not have a Facebook account or even a Twitter account, on what basis, can you just make it very clear to the House, has Jio Institute got a letter selecting it as an Institute of Eminence? Let us make it very clear because it is a very unconvincing argument, even he (HRD Minister) knows it.
My question is; has it (Jio Institute) become a university of eminence? Yes or no, because media reports are telling me something about this being linked to electoral bonds, I don’t want to go there.