Cabinet approves IITs private public partnership

Cabinet made it clear that there is no financial implication with regard to the proposed IIIT PPP Bill, 2017.

Published: 15th March 2017 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Union cabinet headed by Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved introduction of the Indian Institute of Technology Public private partnership Bill 2017 alongwith granting statutory status to the fifteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership and declare them as Institutions of National Importance and also paving way to enable these institutions to grant degrees to their students in the academic courses conducted by them.

Cabinet made it clear that there is no financial implication with regard to the proposed IIIT PPP Bill, 2017.

According to a statement issued by the cabinet,” The Bill will declare the existing Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership as 'Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees. This will entitle them to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or Master of Technology (M.Tech) or Ph.D degree as issued by a University or Institution of National Importance.

The grant of a formal degree in Information Technology, Engineering or Ph.D will enhance the prospects of the graduating students in the job market and will also enable the Institutes to attract enough students required to develop a strong research base in the country in the field of information technology.

The emerging needs of the industry and the economy, as a whole for skilled technical manpower is expected to be met from the talent pool of trained personnel of the institutes.

Every Institute shall be open to all - irrespective of gender, caste, creed, disability, and domicile, and ethnicity, social or economic background.  And academic session has commenced in the Institutes like Andhra Pradesh(Chittoor), Assam(Guwahati) Gujarat(Vadodara), Haryana(Sonipat), Himachal Pradesh(Una), Jharkhand(Ranchi), Karnataka(Dharwad), Kerala(Kottayam) Maharashtra (Nagpur & Pune), Manipur(Senapati), Rajasthan (Kota), Tamilnadu(Tiruchirappalli), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow), Kalyani (West Bengal).

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