National Institutes of Food Technology Bill, 2019

Introduced: Rajya Sabha (13th Feb 2019)

Passed: Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

About National Institutes of Food Technology Bill, 2019

Ministry: Food Processing Industries

What does the bill provide?

The bill declares two institutes of food technology, entrepreneurship, and management as institutions of national importance. These are:

  • National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Haryana
  • Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Tamil Nadu.
What are Institutions of National Importance?
  • An institution that serves as an important player in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state.
  • The status is conferred on a premier public higher education institution in India by an act of the Parliament of India.
Benefits of National Importance Tag:
  • Firstly, these institutes are provided functional autonomy to:
    • design and develop courses
    • Award Degrees such as Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology, and Ph.D.
    • Undertake research activities
  • Secondly, the institutes would also implement the reservation policy of the government. It would also undertake special outreach activities for the benefit of concerned stakeholders.
  • Lastly, the recognition would also enable the institutes to provide world-class teaching and research experience by adopting innovative practices.

Source: The Hindu

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