‘NITSER Act’ Amendment Bill Passed

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NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha.

The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 28th March, 2017.

The Bill amends the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007 (NITSER Act).

The NITSER Act declares certain institutions of technology, science education and research as Institutes of National Importance and provides for research, training and dissemination of knowledge in these institutions.

The Bill proposes to introduce two new Institutions namely Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati and IISER Berhampur in the Second Schedule of the NITSER Act, 2007.

Five IISERs at Kolkata (2006), Pune (2006), Mohali (2007), Bhopal (2008) and Thiruvananthapuram (2008) mandated with promoting quality education and research in the sciences were established.

With the establishment of the two new IISERs there are now seven IISERs.

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