Parliament passes National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021

Source: PIB

What is the News?

Parliament has passed the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021.

Key Provisions of the Bill:
  • Institutes of National Importance(INI): The Bill declares certain institutes of food technology, entrepreneurship, and management as institutions of national importance. These institutes are:
    • National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli
    • Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur.
  • Greater Autonomy: These above institutes will be provided Greater Autonomy so that they can start new and innovative courses as well as help them to attract excellent faculty and students.
  • New Curriculum: These institutes will also have curricular provisions related to food processing areas e.g. cold chain technology, food bio nanotechnology which can help in filling the technological gap.
  • New Centres: They can also now open new centers anywhere in the country and abroad.
Institute of National Importance(INI):
  • Institute of National Importance(INI) is a status that may be conferred on a premier public higher education institution in India by an act of Parliament of India.
  • It is an institution that serves as a pivotal player in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state.
  • These institutes also receive special recognition and funding from the Government of India.
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