Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Laws Amendment Bill 2020

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  • March 21, 2020
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Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Laws Amendment Bill 2020

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Education & Governance

  • The Bill seeks to declare five IIITs set up under the PPP mode in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala, and Raichur as institutions of national importance.
  • The bill proposes to bring the above five institutes under the IIIT (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017, similar to the other 15 IIITs established under the scheme through public-private partnership
  • Currently, these institutes are registered as Societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and do not have the power to grant degrees or diplomas.
  • On being declared institutions of national importance, the five institutes will be granted the power to grant degrees and use the nomenclature B.Tech or M.Tech or Ph.D degrees. 
  • Funding: The central government will contribute 50% towards the expenses of institutes functioning under the PPP mode. 35% will be borne by the states and 15% by the industries

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