RS passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020

Published on September 23, 2020
Current Context: On 22nd Sep 2020, Rajya Sabha (RS) passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020.
RS passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020
  • In Lok Sabha, the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on 20th March 2020. 
  • The bill proposes to declare 5 IIITs in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as institutions having national importance equal to 15 IIITs. That is, the statutory status will be granted to these 5 IIITs by this bill.
  • As per the bill, the institutions will be entitled to use the nomenclature of B.Tech or M.tech or PhD degree like the one which is issued by Universities or Institutes having National Importance. 
  • Currently, Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are working as societies which are registered under Societies Registration Act,1860. After the passage of the bill, they will be registered under the IIIT (PPP) Act 2017 with other 15 IIITs.
  • Thus this bill will attract students to take admission to theses IIITs to pursue education which is required to develop a firm research base in Information Technology in India.

Question: 

Q.1 As per the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 which of the following IIITs will be registered under IIIT (PPP) Act 2017?
a. Raichur
b. Agartala
c. Bhopal,
d. Bhagalpur
e. All of the Above

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