Thursday, 6 April 2017

Degree Awarding Powers to IIITs

There is a proposal for introduction of an Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 (IIIT-PPP Bill, 2017) for which Union Cabinet has given its approval in the Cabinet meeting held on 15.03.2017. The IIIT-PPP Bill, 2017 inter-alia provides for granting degrees to the passed out students from IIIT-PPP. Presently, there are fifteen functioning IIIT-PPP, which are being mentored by NITs, IITs and other Institutes. The IIITs-PPP are registered as Societies under Society Registration Act. A Memorandum of Association which includes Rules and Regulations, signed by the Central Government, the concerned State Government and Industry Partner(s) is put in place for each IIIT-PPP. Section (5) of the Rules and Regulations of IIIT Society provides for constitution of a Board of Governors which functions as the Policy making Body of the IIIT-PPP.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.


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