ISM Dhanbad to become IIT; Cabinet approves the draft bill

| Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:31
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ISM Dhanbad to become IIT now

New Delhi: Cabinet, on Wednesday, has approved the draft bill for converting ISM Dhanbad into an IIT. 
The Union Cabinet which met on Wednesday gave its ex post facto approval to amend The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of new IITs at Tirupati (AP), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT under the law.
"The proposed amendments to the NITSER Act, 2007 will ensure a high level of public accountability and increased participation of the stakeholders in the administration and academic activities of the Institute," the press statement said.

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