In the recent Monsoon Session, Parliament passed a bill for establishing National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Andhra Pradesh. Only a day before, MPs belonging to Telugu Dasam Party (TDP) marched a protest in front of the Parliament in thecontext of demanding special category status for the State.
The following Bill comes as Science and Education Research (Amendment) Bill 2016, passed in Rajya Sabha. A few days ago on July 21, 2016, the Bill got passed in Lok Sabha with everybody’s consent in a voice vote altogether. One of the most prestigious technical institutions of the country NIT has very less outreach. So, State’s very own institute might help aspirants to get entrant in such colleges.
After the closure of session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that fulfilling a promise for the public is tremendous. Though Bill has been in waiting list for past 2 years; it finally got it share fair in the Parliament. The procedure has started to construct a building, and as far as funding is concerned then, there would be no dearth left in the financing.
As of now, Rs. 40 crore has been passed for reformation of the project along with detailed project report which might get ready within two months. Apart from funding, an inadequate number of faculties in such top level institutes have always been and remain a matter of concern. The project will stay on; funding will be done and granted at every point but providing appropriate faculty is the second best thing a government may look upon.
According to HRD Ministry,It is true that in even in country’s premier institutes no 100 percent faculty is the truth, and it’s a national mission…Still, in NITs 75 percent faculty is working and rest 25 per cent is not there. We are taking a drive in IITs, NITs, and all top institutes even in primary schools. The vacancy is a big problem, and we should try to get trained faculties. There is real tendency that people want to become teachers, and we will also come with a concrete plan to so as to have trained faculty.
In the session held in theParliament yesterday, the education department informed that every year almost 2,100 crores INR are invested so as to increase the number of NITs, IITs, etc. This year it was recorded Rs, 2,465 crores which are entirely appropriate for recently established prestigious institutes in various cities. The department is in talks with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in thecontext of budgetannounced recently in previous Parliamentary sessions.