A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the HRD Ministry with three private industry players for setting up of the three news IIITs. Three new Indian Institute of Information Technology’s (IIITs) would start operating from the academic year 2016. As per the reports, admissions to 3 new IIITs in Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune will be made through JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).
The institutes will be declared as of national importance which will empower them to grant degrees to their students. There were criticisms against that Bill that it would alter the governance structures of the IIITs, on which the HRD Minister Smriti Irani replied that IIIT governance structure was like that of the IITs and the NIITs which were formed by acts of parliament. So to question it is to question an act of Parliament.
The admissions will now kick start in all the 28 National Institute of Technologies (NITs) and other centrally funded engineering institutes, besides several other institutes of engineering across the country. The online registration and form filling will finally commence on July 09. However, the central seat allocation board is yet to formally announce the counselling schedule.
Although it must be noted that out of the one that are still appearing for the examination, the ones appearing will be competing for the 10,000 seats at the different IITs for B.Tech courses. Out of the ones who have cleared the preliminary exam, there are colleges like National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and other state engineering institutions which offer students admission on the basis of their Main’s score.
Indian Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT), under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), will soon be set up in Senapati in Manipur.