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    The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to give out the status of Institution of National Importance to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology, IIITs.

    Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi yesterday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the Five IIITs in PPP mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur will now be able to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology, BTech or Master of Technology or PhD degree.

    The cabinet has approved introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill will declare the remaining five IIITs along with the existing 15 IIITs in PPP mode as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees.

    It 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.

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