Giving further details, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that the sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have been granted autonomy includes 52 Universities i.e. 5 central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, and 2 private universities. Shri Javadekar explained that these universities will remain within the ambit of UGC but will have the freedom to start new courses, off campus centers, skill development courses,
research parks and any other new academic programs. They will also have the freedom to hire foreign faculty,enroll foreign students, give incentive based emoluments to the faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.