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50 percent of IIIT seats reserved for state

The Odisha Legislative Assembly on Monday passed the International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, Bill-2012 as amended by the select committee.

Published: 27th August 2013 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2013 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

The Odisha Legislative Assembly on Monday passed the International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, Bill-2012 as amended by the select committee.

As per the IIIT, Bhubaneswar Act, 50 per cent of the intake capacity for BTech programme will be reserved for the students of the State. Proportionate reservation will be made for scheduled categories, socially and economically backward classes, women and other categories of students out of the state category seats, Minister of State for Information Technology Pratap Keshari Deb said during passing motion of the Bill.

The existing reservation policy of the State Government will be applicable since the State has not formulated a separate policy for reservation in education. He, however, told the House that the Government will soon come out with a reservation policy for education.

Responding to queries from members of the Congress, the Minister said the fee structure decided by the Government from time to time will be applicable and the tuition fee decided by the Government is without any profit motive.

The Governor will be the chancellor of the institute. A Director will be appointed on the recommendation of the Board of Governors who will hold office for a term of five years or the age of superannuation (65 years). The Director will be the administrative head.

The key functionaries of the institute are Deans of Schools, Registrar, Comptroller of Finance and Comptroller of Examinations.

The State Government had decided to establish a world class institute of information technology on October 30, 2006. The institute has been registered under Societies of Registration Act, 1860 and the IIIT has started imparting BTech and MTech in computer science and engineering from 2007-08.

Now the institute has an intake capacity of 1026 out of which 978 seats are available in BTech courses - Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The institute also offers MTech in Computer Science and Engineering having 48 seats. The campus is spread over on an area of 23.23 acres with hostel facility for 1300 students.

Meanwhile, the first batch of BTech and fifth batch of MTech students have passed out.

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