The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at:
- Tirupati (AP)
- Palakkad (Kerala)
- Dharwar (Karnataka)
- Bhilai (Chhattisgarh)
- Jammu (J&K)
- ISM, Dhanbad to an IIT (upgrade)
The approval will bring six new Indian Institutes of Technology within the ambit of The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and declaring them as the institutions of national importance. The above Amendment is also for conversion of ISM, Dhanbad into an IIT by bringing it into the ambit of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and also declaring it as an institute of national importance.