Five more IIITs get Institutions of National Importance (INI) status

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Anum Ansari
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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 6, 2020 10:29 IST

The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020. 

The five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in PPP mode will be able to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or Master of Technology (MTech) or PhD degree. These five IIITs at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala, and Raichur have got approval from the Union Cabinet to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI).

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020, is approved the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister. According to the official statement, the five IIITs declared as the ‘Institutes of National Importance’ with powers to award degrees will develop a strong research base in the country in the field of information technology by attracting more students.

While approving the Law Amendment Bill, 2020, the Union Cabinet also approved ex-post facto to 21 posts of directors (1 in IIITDM Kurnool (IIIT-CFTI)  and 1 each in 20 IIITs (PPP)) besides ex-post facto to 21 posts of registrars (1 in IIITDM Kurnool (IIT-CFTI) and 1 in 20 IITs (PPP))

The objective behind the approval of the amendment bill is to formalise the IIITs at Raichur, Agartala, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, and Surat. Earlier, these IIITs were functioning under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. Now, they will be covered under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017, as same as the other 15 IIITs established under the PPP mode’s scheme.

The official statement also stated that the IIITDM Kurnool, established as per the IIIT Act, 2014, is functioning with the other 4 IIITS namely IIIT Gwalior, IIIT Allahabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIITDM Kancheepuram. Under this proposal, the already existing posts of registrars and directors in these IIITs have been merely formalized without any additional financial outgo.

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