The IB in a note to the HRD Ministry in December 2018, pointed out that officials associated with certain universities have been critical of the Narendra Modi government.
In a new development top private universities of the country are reportedly not getting the tag of institute of eminence (IoE) based on a note sent by Intelligence Bureau (IB) to the HRD Ministry.
As reported by The Print, the IB sent a note to the HRD Ministry in December 2018, pointing out that officials associated with certain universities have been critical of the Narendra Modi government.
Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.
As per the report, the IB note described the vice-chancellor of Ashoka University, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, as an unrelenting critic of the government. The university's chairman, board of trustees, and founder Ashish Dhawan, it added, "also fund anti-government propaganda sites like the Wire.in."
The list of institutions include Ashoka University, KREA and Azim Premji University.
The board at KREA University, which is yet to begin operations, includes former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, who has been "critical of the government," the IB note said.
It added that Azim Premji University, in a study had highlighted the growing fund crunch in the MGNREGA scheme and the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives Limited has been funding The Wire through a public charitable trust.
The three universities are among nine private institutions which the IB claimed have been critical of the government. The nine are among 12 private and seven public institutes that have made it to the second list of institutions picked for the IoE tag.They were shortlisted last month following the recommendations of the EEC, which is headed by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami.Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here.