Lok Sabha passes Bill to grant INI status to five new IIITs

Lok Sabha passes Bill to grant INI status to five new IIITs IIIT Bhagalpur
Team Careers360 | Mar 20, 2020 - 5:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Five newly-established Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be accorded the status of Institution of National Importance. Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to make this status change for the IIITs in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.

These five IIITs, along with 15 older IIITs built on public-private partnership (PPP) mode, will now be able to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or Master of Technology (MTech) or PhD degree.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank introduced the Bill in the Parliament. After the passage of the Bill, Pokhriyal tweeted: “The Bill will empower five IIITs (Surat), Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur to award degrees along with the existing 15 IIITs with public-private partnership and five institutions as ‘institutions of national importance’.”

He added: “I congratulate IIITs Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur and hope that in future all these institutes will be among the top institutes in the world through their innovative and quality education.”

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