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Schools of Planning and Architecture Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

Dec 5, 2014 12:34 IST

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani introduced a bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday to convert three Schools of Planning and Architecture into centres of excellence and enable them to confer degrees to its students.

    “The proposed Bill seeks to confer the status of institute of national importance to all the three SPAs, thereby enabling them to emerge as centre of excellence and meeting national and international standards of planners and architecture in an ever increasing environment of urbanisation and industrialisation," said the statement of objects and reasons of the bill.

    The Union Cabinet had on October 30 cleared the Bill for its introduction in Parliament.

    The bill will mainly benefit students of SPA Bhopal and Vijayawada who are still awaiting their degrees. The campuses in Bhopal and Vijayawada were set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to adapt to the ever evolving planning and architecture education system globally. 

    Important Points:

    1. Schools of Planning and Architecture bill introduced in Lok Sabha.
    2. Bill was introduced by HRD minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday.
    3. Bill was introduced to convert three Schools of Planning and Architecture into centres of excellence and enable them to confer degrees to its students.
    4. Bill was cleared on 30 October 2014.

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