Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has introduced Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha which is planning to declare 15 functional IIITs, set up under public-private partnership mode, as institutions of national importance. The institutes are required to be given statutory status and enable them to “grant degrees to the students”. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has also introduced the IIIT bill in the Lok Sabha which has seeked to declare 15 functional IIITs as institutions of national importance. The bill also provides powers to IIITs to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or title and to confer honorary degrees.
These institutes are located at Jabalpur, Kancheepuram, Gwalior and Allahabad. Lok Sabha which has seeked to declare 15 functional IIITs as institutions of national importance. The power of IIITs will be to grant degrees which would enhance their acceptability. Students of five such institutes would be completing their graduation in July and August this year, there is an urgent need to confer the statutory status. The main focus of setting up of 20 IIITs will be to help address the challenges faced by the country’s information technology industry, the government has decided to set up 20 IIITs under the public-private partnership mode.
Indian Institutes of Information Technology are a group of institutes of higher education in India, focused on information technology. They are established, funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Indian Government is likely to approve the Indian Institute of Information Technology Bill that seeks to give IIITs administrative autonomy and uniformity and set up 20 more such schools on a public-private partnership.The other IIITs have been set up on the public-private partnership (PPP) model, funded by the central government, state governments and industry partnership. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted this information.
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