Lok Sabha passes Bill for new NIT in Andhra Pradesh
The Lok Sabha has passed the National Institute of Technology, Science, Education and Research (Amendment) (NITSER) Bill, 2016.
The bill seeks to establish a National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Andhra Pradesh as an institute of national importance under the NITSER Act, 2007 with an effect from August 2015.
- The NIT in Andhra Pradesh has been established in lines with the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
- The Reorganisation Act, 2014 provides for a NIT for the state after its bifurcation as the existing NIT went to Telangana.
- Union Government has allocated 40 crore rupees in the current financial year for the establishment of the new NIT.
- Besides an outlay of 226 crore rupees has been made for the institute over the next three years.