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IIITDM Kurnool to be declared as Institute of National Importance: Union Cabinet

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Kurnool: The Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool will be declared as an institute of National Importance with the power to award degrees to students. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament.

The amendment Bill provides for inclusion of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool along with the other IIITs in the Principal Act. Subsequently, IIITDM Kurnool will be declared as an institute of National Importance.  The expenditure for the operationalization of IIITDM Kurnool is incurred from the Plan funds of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The growing demand for from Designing professionals in the manufacturing field  will be met by the skilled technical manpower from the talent pool of trained personnel of the Institute. The Institute shall be open to all students 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.Now, IIITDM Kurnool will be the fifth Member as a Centrally Funded IIIT.

Academic session has commenced in IIITDM Kurnool in two branches of study in 2015-16.

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