The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval
for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology
(Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament.
The amendment Bill provides for inclusion of Indian Institute of
Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool along
with the other IITs in the Principal Act. Subsequently, IITDM Kurnool
will be declared as an institute of National Importance with the power
to award degrees to students
The expenditure for the operationalization of IITDM Kurnool is incurred
from the Plan funds of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The emerging needs of the industry and the economy, as a whole for
skilled technical manpower is expected to be met from the talent pool of
trained personnel of the Institute. The Institute shall be open to all
persons irrespective of gender, caste, creed, disability, domicile,
ethnicity, social or economic background.
The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014 confers the
status of Institutions of National Importance on the IIITs and also
provides for matters connected with administering these IIITs.
Subsequently, the Government has approved creation of a new NIT at
Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh as embodied in the Andhra Pradesh
Reorganization Act, 2014. Due to addition of a new IIIT, amendment has
to be made in the IIIT Act, 2014. With this, IIITDM. Kurnool will be the
fifth Member as a Centrally Funded IIIT.
Academic session has commenced in IITDM Kurnool in two branches of study