The buzz is that ... The Honorary Parliament of India passed Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010, along with the National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and thus new IITs got power to award degrees. The bill was already passed by Lok Sabha and on Monday, 30.04.2012 same also passed by Rajya Sabha through voice vote method. As a result following IITs got power to award degrees of their own- IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna, IIT Ropar and Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), to the list of IITs. With this approval all these institutes becomes Institutions of National Importance. The National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010, amends the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, to add a schedule of five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in India, i.ee, IISER Kolkata, IISER Pune, IISER Mohali, IISER Bhopal and IISER Thiruvananthapuram
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