IIITs are allowed to grant B. Tech, M. Tech degrees – Lok Sabha

The 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), established through public-private partnership, have been declared institutions of national importance. The Lok Sabha passed the bill that will now allow them to grant degrees.

Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar, said the fees for the poor students will not be increased and that reservation law will be applicable to these institutes.

“Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” said Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017. He said the fees is not the only source of revenue for the institutions as there are other sources like research grant and projects and new researches which make up for the expenses.

“There might be a slight increase for those who have the capacity to bear. But for the poor (students), scholarships will be available,” the minister said.

As the students of existing Indian Institutes of Information Technology are completing their graduation by July and August, 2017, there is an urgent need to confer statutory status upon the institutes. The bill will allow these institutes to use the nomenclature of B. Tech, M. Tech or PhD degree as issued by university or an Institution of national importance. The formal degree would help the students fare better in job markets and the institutes will attract quality students.

The cost of each IIIT is Rs. 128 crore and is contributed by the Centre, state government and the industry in the ratio of 50:35:15, sustainable within 5 years of commencement.

More News
JEE Main (April) Session Postponed Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases
In the wake of spiralling COVID-19 cases, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the April session of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main scheduled from April 27 to 30. The revised dates for the JEE Main 2021 April sessi...
OJEE 2021 Dates Announced; Exam From June 17 To 24
The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Committee has released the examination forms for Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE 2021 ) at ojee.nic.in. OJEE will be held from June 17 to June 24 as a computer-based test. The registrations for OJEE ...
NEET PG 2021 Postponed Amid COVID Surge
In view of a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test- Postgraduate (NEET PG 2021) has been postponed, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. The medical entrance examination was sched...
NEET PG Admit Card Today; Here’s How To Download
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG) admit card will be released today, April 12. The administering body of NEET PG, National Board of Examinations (NBE), will release the admit cards on the official websites of the ...
NEET PG Admit Card Today; Here’s How To Download
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG) admit card will be released today, April 12. The administering body of NEET PG, National Board of Examinations (NBE), will release the admit cards on the official websites of the ...
CMAT 2021 Result Announced; Here’s Direct Link
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 result. Candidates can now download the NTA score card from the official website, cmat.nta.nic.in. A total of 71,490 candidates registered for the ...
WBJEE 2021: Five Tips To Ace In Engineering Entrance Exam
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) will conduct West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE 2021) on July 11. The examination will be conducted in an offline mode in double shifts. For Paper 1 (Mathematics), the morning shif...
JEE Main April 2021 Admit Card Expected Soon
The third session of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 is scheduled for April 27 to 30. The National Testing Agency is expected to release the JEE Main April admit card soon on the official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in. Students wil...
NATA Admit Card For BArch Entrance Exam To Be Released Soon
The Council of Architecture will be releasing the admit cards for the first session of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2021). Candidates will have to download their BArch admit cards by logging into the admission portal using their ...
CMAT Answer Key Released; Know How To Calculate Percentile
National Testing Agency has released the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) answer keys on cmat.nta.nic.in. The MBA candidates can login the online portal using their application number and password or date of birth. The CMAT answ...