Can the incentive mechanism improve the performance and perception of IOE

Can the incentive mechanism improve the performance and perception of IOE

The Institute of Eminence (IoE) needs to be rewarded for doing well through an incentive mechanism that can help create a better perception of such institutions and inspire others in the league to improve their performance . The recently held review meeting by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal K Nishank focused on mapping the progress of the IOE with the parameters of the QS World University Rankings. PV Rao, Dean (Planning), IIT-Delhi feels that such schemes will promote healthy competition among IOE institutions, resulting in the creation of a performance-based ecosystem.

Global parameters

“The International World University Rankings give a great weight to perception and internationalization indicators where Indian institutions mainly fall behind. The functioning of these ranking systems needs to be revisited. A global ranking instrument should be, but is not the only criterion for measuring the performance of an IoE institution. The ministry should come up with its own criteria that are more organic to evaluate performance rather than relying solely on these global ranking systems.

Rao further said that the National Institutional Ranking Framework – (NIRF) like our own house ranking systems are mainly new and evolving over time. It is not yet ready for global acceptance. It remains to be seen whether NIRF can establish a criterion in at least SAARC countries in the near future. ”

To promote internationalization across the IOE and attract foreign faculty, Rao does a good job with relatively little red-tape, good startup grants, ease of handling students, international standard teaching assistants, a competitive salary and leniency Emphasizes the need for environment. Holiday, coupled with good quality accommodation.

He calls for a large-scale policy framework to encourage IoE institutions which in turn may provide a level playing field for Io that has fallen below par. “The Ministry should be left to decide the structure. Rao said that building a global perception requires a concerted effort at a time that is the function of many variables, such as improvement in research standards, internationalization, overseas campuses, establishment of student and faculty exchanges, etc. Better access.

IIT vs State University
An incentive mechanism to globalize education in the IOE would require better citations per publication, MK Surappa, Vice Chancellor Anna University, one of the few state universities with IOE status. “One of the important parameters in international ranking exercises is the number of citations to each publication, and it has fewer major institutions in the country. While no institute has more than 10 citations, globally ranked institutions such as MIT, Stanford University and Harvard have about 30 citations per publication that keep them ahead of the race. ”

He believes that incentives should be a means for institutions like IITs to provide assistance to state universities to work with greater autonomy. “To increase competition between the two, the government should offer more fellowships to PhD scholars at state universities where there is enormous talent with a large percentage coming from non-elites.”

NEP 2020 for better ranking

Regarding the provisions of the National Education Policy 2020 to ensure the success of IoEs, Surappa states that its effective implementation through multiple entry-exit, online degrees and multi-disciplinary education, meet measures in the right spirit from all stakeholders Commitment will be required to do this.


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