The NIT, Science Education and Research (Amendment) bill 2016 has finally been passed by the parliament. The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha in July 2016 and later in Rajya Sabha in August 2016 and as per the article 111 of constitution the bill will now be forwarded to the President for its assent.
Establishing NIT in Andhra Pradesh as an institution of prime importance is the main objective of the bill.
The main points regarding the bill are:
1. Establishing NIT in Andhra Pradesh as an institution of prime importance is the main objective of the bill.
2. The proposed NIT will be established under the National Institute of Technology, Science Education and Research (NITSER) Act, 2007.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said there will be no shortage of funding in establishing the NIT in Andhra Pradesh and this is actually a fulfillment of an old promise.
He further added that "Let me remind my good friend Jairam Ramesh that it is not after two years we are starting, the second batch is already there. So the institute was formed but the bill, we are passing today.'' The minister said that the main motive of passing this bill was to fulfill a promise made to the people of Andhra Pradesh by establishing an NIT in the state".
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