IIITDM Kurnool to be declared as institute of national importance

| Updated: Feb 01, 2017 18:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.1 (ANI): IIITDM Kurnool will be declared an institute of National Importance with the power to award degrees to students. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament which provides for inclusion of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool along with the other IITs in the Principal Act. With the government's approval, IIITDM Kurnool will become the fifth Member as a Centrally Funded IIIT. Academic session has commenced in IITDM Kurnool in two branches of study in 2015-16. The Institute shall be open to all persons irrespective of gender, caste, creed, disability, domicile, ethnicity and social or economic background. 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 Institute. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014 confers the status of Institutions of National Importance on the IIITs and also provides for matters connected with administering these IIITs. Subsequently, the Government has approved creation of a new NIT at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh as embodied in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014. Due to addition of a new IIIT, amendment has to be made in the IIIT Act, 2014. The expenditure for the operationalization of IITDM Kurnool is incurred from the Plan funds of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. (ANI)
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