The newly appointed Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javdekar, has recently tabled a bill in the Lok Sabha, which demands the six new IITs along with Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to come under the ambit of IIT Act. Since, the government had set up the six new IITs as registered societies, it is important that they come under the ambit of IIT Act for smoother functioning.
The Indian School of Mines, which was long discussed to be put under the realm of IIT, would also come under the Act where it would declared as an institute of national importance as well. The ISM would get integrated under the IIT system after the passing of the IIT Act and it would be called IIT, Dhnabad.
The bill would incorporate the six newly made IITs around the country namely, IIT Tirupati, IIT Palakkad, IIT Goa, IIT Dharwar, IIT Bhilai and IIT Jammu. Along with tabling the IIT Act bill, the HRD Minister also proposed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. This bill would make amendments in the National Institute of Technology, Science Education and Research Act of 2007 and allow establishment of NIT in Andhra Pradesh, which has already been registered as a society.