The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved -
i. Introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology
Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) Bill, 2017;
ii. To grant statutory status to the fifteen Indian Institutes of
Information Technology in Public Private Partnership and declare them as
Institutions of National Importance;
iii. To enable these institutions to grant degrees to their students in
the academic courses conducted by them.
There is no financial implication with regard to the proposed IIIT PPP
The Bill will declare the existing Indian Institutes of Information
Technology in Public Private Partnership as 'Institutions of National
Importance with powers to award degrees. This will entitle them to use
the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or Master of
Technology (M.Tech) or Ph.D degree as issued by a University or
Institution of National Importance.
The grant of a formal degree in Information Technology, Engineering or
Ph.D will enhance the prospects of the graduating students in the job
market and will also enable the Institutes to attract enough students
required to develop a strong research base in the country in the field
of information technology.
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 institutes.
Every Institute shall be open to all - irrespective of gender, caste,
creed, disability, and domicile, and ethnicity, social or economic
background. Academic Session has commenced in the following15
Andhra Pradesh(Chittoor), Assam(Guwahati) Gujarat(Vadodara),
Haryana(Sonipat), Himachal Pradesh(Una), Jharkhand(Ranchi),
Karnataka(Dharwad), Kerala(Kottayam) Maharashtra (Nagpur & Pune),
Manipur(Senapati), Rajasthan (Kota), Tamilnadu(Tiruchirappalli), Uttar
Pradesh (Lucknow), Kalyani (West Bengal).
The Scheme of Setting up of 20 new IIITs in Public Private Partnership (IIIT
PPP) as approved by the Union Cabinet on 7.12.2010 does not have
provision which empowers the Institutes set up in Public Private
Partnership to grant degrees to its students. The first batch of
under-graduate students enrolled in the Year 2013-14 will be passing out
in the Year 2017. Academic Session has started in 15 IIITs.