Top CEOs like Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Indra Nooyi, New Development Bank chairman K.V. Kamath, and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian are among few names that government of India has finalized to help in the selection of India’s 20 world class ‘Institutes of Eminence’.
The government of India will pick five names from this current list of 36 eminent personalities to form most-awaited Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) which will further constitute the final authority to select premium institutes of India.
These 20 institutes would be selected by EEC during early summer this year. A meeting on Tuesday chaired by The Cabinet Secretary selected the EEC members for a three-year term.
Members of the Shortlist
The important personalities in EEC include former Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal, and former RBI governor D. Subbarao.
Among the prominent academicians, Prof Deepak Nayyar, former vice-chancellor of Delhi University; Prof. P. Balaram, former director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; and Prof. Ashok Mishra and M.S. Ananth, former directors of IIT-Bombay and IIT-Madras respectively are few names.
From the Indian corporate sector, Maruti Suzuki chairman R.C. Bhargava, former CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Deepak Satwalekar, and former CEO of L&T K. Venkataraman are a part of EEC.