The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) Bill, 2017.
The bill will declare the existing Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees. This will entitle them to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or Master of Technology (M.Tech) or Ph.D degree as issued by a University or Institution of National Importance.
The grant of a formal degree in Information Technology, Engineering or Ph.D will enhance the prospects of the graduating students in the job market and will also enable the institutes to attract enough students required to develop a strong research base in the country in the field of information technology.
The emerging needs of the industry and the economy, as a whole for skilled technical manpower is expected to be met from the talent pool of trained personnel of the institutes.
Every Institute shall be open to all—irrespective of gender, caste, creed, disability, and domicile, and ethnicity, social or economic background.
Academic Session has commenced in the Institutes located in Andhra Pradesh(Chittoor), Assam(Guwahati) Gujarat(Vadodara), Haryana(Sonipat), Himachal Pradesh(Una), Jharkhand(Ranchi), Karnataka(Dharwad), Kerala(Kottayam) Maharashtra (Nagpur & Pune), Manipur(Senapati), Rajasthan (Kota), Tamilnadu(Tiruchirappalli), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow), and West Bengal (Kalyani).