New Delhi:- Recently, a bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha for the establishment of 20 more IIIT’s ( Indian Institute of Information Technology ) across the nation and in addition declare the remaining four to be seen as the “Institutions of National importance.”
The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill 2013 said that the upcoming IIIT’s may be set up under the public – private partnerships mode along with the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the State Governments (wherein these new institutes are to be established) and the industries being partners.
The bill was introduced by M. M. Pallam Raju ( Minister of HRD ) and it stated that the main reason behind the requirement of more IIIT’s is to reach further and establish a greater standard and model of education across the country and produce world class human resources in the field of Information Technology.
The bill which intends to give the IIIT’s administrative Autonomy would also confer the status of “Institutes of national importance” on existing IIIT’s which are situated at Gwalior, Allahabad, Jabalpur and Kancheepuram.
The average cost of establishing each IIIT is expected to be around 128 crore in which the centre would bear 50 percent of the amount with the concerned state government bearing 35 percent and the remaining 15 percent to be borne by industry partners.
Official sources reported that the initial intention was to establish one IIIT in every state of the nation.
The number of candidates opting for a career in Information Technology is definitely increasing each passing year and so are the demands for IT engineers. Establishments of new IIIT’s will definitely ensure quality education and promising careers for the deserving candidates and thus we see in near future the rise of our nation.