Rajya Sabha passed 2020 Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws Amendment Bill

IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 encourage IIITs to promote the study of information and technology (IT) through their innovative and qualitative methods in the country.
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Updated: Sep 22, 2020 08:43:57 pm

Rajya Sabha passed 2020 Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws Amendment Bill

22 September 2020 Current Affairs:Rajya Sabha passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in New Delhi on 22 September. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India. The aim is to impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the country. The IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed in Lok Sabha on 20th March 2020.

Highlights:
♦ IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 encourage IIITs to promote the study of information and technology (IT) through their innovative and qualitative methods in the country.
♦ The Bill will amend the principal acts of 2014 and 2017.
♦ The Bill will declare five IIITs in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode at Agartala, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Raichur and Surat as Institutions of National Importance by granting them statutory status under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017. Already 15 IIITs are granted the National Status Importance.
♦ With this status and the passed Bill, the institutions will be entitled to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (http://B.Tech) or Master of Technology (http://M.Tech) or PhD degree like the one issued by a University or Institution of National Importance. 
♦ The Bill will enable the Institutes to attract enough students required to develop a strong research base in the field of Information Technology (IT) in India.
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