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LS passes bill on IIITDM in Kurnool

A bill to declare the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh as a centre of national importance was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The bill provides for inclusion of IIITDM, Kurnool along with the other IITs, in the principal Act. This institute will be declared as an institute of national importance with the power to award degrees to the students.
The legislation was approved by the Union Cabinet in February. When the measure takes effect, the IIITDM would become the fifth institute with this tag. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar welcomed the suggestions made by the members on the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and said employability of IIITs was good, but needed to be improved further.
"We have not produced Google or Facebook...so we must improve the skills...Every institute has to learn from each other," he added.
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