Delhi Cabinet nod for new IIIT

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet on Monday cleared a proposal for establishment of a new “Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)” for which a Bill would be introduced in the Legislative Assembly.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the Institute would be set up by enacting the IIIT-Delhi Bill, 2007. It will have an autonomous status and would be established as a State university. The Chancellor of IIIT Delhi will be the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi whereas the Director will be a scholar of eminence.

IIIT Delhi would strive to meet the opportunities thrown up by global IT outsourcing and also change the paradigms of business in a specific industry or work domains through increase in access, quality and cost effectiveness of services.

Ms. Dikshit said the Institute would be a pioneering institute in academic-industry partnership. It would facilitate and promote studies, research and extension work in information technology to achieve excellence in these fields.


The Chief Minister said the Institute would impart education for a four-year B. Tech (IT) course, a five-year integrated M. Tech (IT), a two-year M. Tech (IT), a post-graduate diploma, and Ph. D. courses. It would accommodate a large number of students who are compelled to study abroad or through distance education in the absence of enough seats here.

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