The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2012

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The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2012[1] is an Act which was passed by the Parliament of India. The act amended the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 by adding nine new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Eight of these are new institutes, in order of establishment IIT Ropar in Rupnagar (2008), IIT Bhubaneswar in Bhubaneswar (2008), IIT Gandhinagar in Gandhinagar (2008), IIT Hyderabad in Hyderabad (2008), IIT Patna in Patna (2008), IIT Jodhpur in Rajasthan (2008), IIT Mandi in Mandi (2009) and IIT Indore in Indore (2009).[1] The ninth is Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), which is currently a faculty under the administration of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, which is to be named "Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi",[1] abbreviated IIT-BHU.[2] The bill was approved by the Indian Cabinet on 25 February 2011.[3] The Lok Sabha passed the bill on 24 March 2011[4] and the Rajya Sabha passed it on 30 April 2012.[5] The Bill received the President's assent on 20 June 2012 and has been published in The Gazette of India as Act No. 34 of 2012.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) (June 21, 2012). "IT-Amendment-Act-2012". The Gazette of India. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Charu Sudan Kasturi (September 7, 2009). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Sibal clears last hurdle in BHU road to IIT". (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cabinet approves changes in IIT amendment bill". February 25, 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". 24 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". April 30, 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Gazette Notification of the Bill". June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.