Two NIFTs to be upgraded to Institutes of National Importance

Two NIFTs to be upgraded to Institutes of National Importance Prakash Javadekar -Minister of Information and Broadcasting (Source: Shutterstock)
Team Careers360 | Feb 27, 2020 - 12:34 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union government on Wednesday decided to confer the status of institute of national importance (INI) to two National Institutes of Food Technology (NIFT) in Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

The institutes are located in Kundli in Haryana and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

Speaking to the media, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting said: “The Cabinet has approved the amendments in the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) Bill, 2019, to grant national importance status to two food technology institutes...the professionalism will bring in faster growth of these institutes and improve quality,”

To accord the status, a Bill will be tabled in Parliament. Javadekar further informed the media that a major change in the proposed amendment is that the chairperson will be an expert from the field.

According to PTI, the move will allow the two institutions to collaborate with overseas international institutes and improve the standard of education.

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