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Cabinet approves changes in IIT amendment bill

Last updated: 25 February, 2011
New Delhi, Feb 25, (PTI): 20:29 IST

The Union Cabinet is understood to have given its approval today to some proposed changes in the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010 on providing technological support by IITs to the states.

Sources said there were some objections including from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD to some clauses in the proposed amendment making it compulsory for IITs to collaborate and assist technical institutions and governments.

The Government is also believed to have approved inclusion of new IITs set up in Gandhinagar, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Hyderabad, Indore, Mandi, Jodhpurm, Ropar in the Bill along with the newly converted Institue of Technology, BHU into an IIT. These new IITs were set up in 2008.

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