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IIIT Bhubaneswar University bill passed in Odisha Assembly

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IIIT Bhubaneswar Upgraded to University
The International Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT), Bhubaneswar, has been accorded unitary university status after the IIIT-Bhubaneswar Bill - 2013 was passed in the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday 27th August, 2013.

The IIIT Bhubaneswar was established in 2006 by the Government of Odisha. The Bill passed on Tuesday states that the university will work closely with the government, industry and other users and develop solutions to enhance delivery.

The varsity status will enable the institution to design its own academic curriculum and admission process. It will also enable the institute to innovate and pursue its objectives without depending on any other state-run bodies for assistance.

In 2007-08, the institute started imparting education in M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering programme, while the B.Tech programme in four disciplines started in the year 2009-10, with the approval of AICTE and affiliation of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).

The university status will enable the institution to innovate and pursue its objectives with devotion and diligence, without depending on any other state-run bodies.

The Odisha-sponsored varsity has started imparting education in information technology and related areas of computer science and engineering since 2007-08, after a bill to this effect was passed in the Assembly in October 2006.

About IIIT Bhubaneswar:
IIIT Bhubaneswar owes its origins to the initiative of the Government Odisha. It is a result of the desire of the Government to establish a world class institute of Information Technology in the state. The Institute has been registered as a society in Nov 2006.

The Management of the institute is in the hands of a Governing Body, consisting of representatives from the Government of Odisha, Leaders from the IT industry and eminent educationists.

IIIT-Bhubaneswar will focus on quality and rigorous education, quality resource, academic infrastructure, technology and innovation. These initiatives will help IIIT-Bhubaneswar achieve pre-eminence in India and beyond.

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