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Lok Sabha Passes IIT Amendment Bill

The bill talks about setting of 6 new Indian Institutes of technology including Jammu and Goa

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 26 2016 1:25PM | Updated Date: Jul 26 2016 1:25PM

Lok Sabha Passes IIT Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha, on Tuesday, passed the bill that appealed for the setting up of 6 new Indian Institutes of Technology. The bill advocated for the setting of the institutes at Jammu, Tirupati, Palakkad, Goa, Dharward and Bhilai. 


The bill had created hype in Lok Sabha.                                                                                                                                                           

The bill said that in the initial intake, a total of 180 students in its first year will be admitted that would increase to 450 in the second year, and to 928 (840 undergraduates, 80 postgraduates and 8 PhDs) in the third year of their operation.


Moreover, the faculty-student ratio would be 1:10


MHRD minister, Prakash Javadekar, in Lok Sabha said that the government is working on the idea of ‘Sabko Shiksha Acchi Shiksa' (Good Education to All).


Apart from that, the minister has also promised the aspirants to provide interest free loans if their family incomes come out to be below 9 lakh per annum.


The government is also planning to provide Wi-Fi connectivity of 1 GBPS network to all universities in the country, which will slowly be extended to the colleges affiliated to it as well in next two years.


Talking about the funds allocated to IITs, the government has provided Rs 4035 crore as against Rs 3855 crore last year.