IIIT-Bbsr to get unitary univ status

Bhubaneswar: The International Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT) here will soon be accorded unitary university status with the State Assembly passing the IIIT-Bhubaneswar Bill on Monday.
 
The Bill states that the university will work closely with the government, industry and other users of the technology to develop and deliver technological solutions to enhance their service delivery.
 
The university will be committed to the entire value chain of knowledge creation, diffusion and preservation to meet the challenges of the century. The university will create a community of students, faculty and scholars with passion for learning, creativity, innovation in all aspects of academic pursuit, it states.
 
Besides, the varsity status will also help it design its own academic curriculum and admission process.
 
Academicians however feel that the tag will enable the premier institute to innovate and pursue its objectives with devotion and diligence without depending on any other state-run bodies.
 
In 2007-08, the institute started imparting education in the M.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) programme while in 2009-10 the BTech programme in four disciplines was started with approval of AICTE and affiliation of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).