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The change will allow the institutions to attract enough students to build a strong research base in the country

Rajya Sabha passed the 2020 Law on the Laws of Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) in New Delhi on Tuesday. The bill gives five Indian Information Technology Institutes (IIIT) - Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur - status of national importance. The government said this will boost information technology in the country by building a strong research base for thousands of students. "Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, the 2020 Law on the Laws of Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) was passed in Rajya Sabha today," the Ministry of Education official tweeted.

Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji, the 2020 Law on the Laws of Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) was passed in Rajya Sabha today. # IIITBillpic.twitter.com / TvOaFhuEgg

- Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) September 22, 2020
The law amends the Indian Information Technology Institutes Act (2014) and the Indian Information Technology Institutes (Public-Private Partnership) Act (2017). Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the law will enable the country to develop a strong research base in the field of information technology. "The bill will also allow the institutes to attract enough students to build a strong # research base in the country in the information technology field," he tweeted.

The bill will also enable the institutes to attract enough students to build a strong # research base in the country in the field of information technology. #[email protected]/fnnBr47TRf

- Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 22, 2020
Pokhriyal went on to say that the IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 will allow institutions to use the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or Master of Technology (M.Tech) or Ph.D. Degree as issued by a university or institution of national importance. During a discussion ahead of the bill's passage, the education minister said technology was one of the high priority areas for this government and was increasing the adoption of technology across the industry to raise productivity and standards. "The new education policy along with the technology would strengthen the foundation of the new India," he said. The minister also noted that the government had given priority to the northeast in the bill. “In IIITs, the Indian government contributes 50 percent, the remaining 35 percent and 15 percent come from the respective state governments and industry. In the case of the Northeast, the Indian government takes 50 percent of the industrial stake, ”he said.