5 IIITs Given Status of Institution of National Importance

Published on February 06, 2020
Current context: The Union Cabinet gave its approval to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) on 5th February 2020.
5 IIITs Given Status of Institution of National Importance 
  • The cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved the introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
  • The bill will declare the remaining five IIITs along with the existing 15 IIITs in PPP mode as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees.
  • The objective of the approval is for the formalisation of IIITs at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur and will now be covered under IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Five IIITs in PPP mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur will now be able to use the nomenclature of:
    1. Bachelor of Technology, BTech
    2. Master of Technology
    3. PhD degree
  • The cabinet also approved:
    1. Ex-post facto to 21 posts of directors, one each in 20 IIITs (PPP) and one in IIITDM Kurnool (IIIT-CFTI).
    2. Ex-post facto to 21 posts of registrars, one each in 20 IITs (PPP) and one in IIITDM Kurnool (IIT-CFTI).

Question: 

Q.1 The Union Cabinet has recently conferred the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), which include IIIT at?
  1. Surat
  2. Bhopal
  3. Bhagalpur
  4. Agartala
a. Only 1,2 and 3
b. Only 2,3 and 4
c. Only 1, 3 and 4
d. All 1,2,3 and 4

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