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Update 1: [August 30, 2010]: The Bill to convert IT-BHU to IIT was presented in the Lok Sabha Today
New Delhi, Aug 30 (PTI) A bill to declare the Institute of Technology of Benaras Hindu University as an IIT and include eight new IITs within its ambit as institutions of national importance was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2010, introduced by Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari, is in line with "the overall thinking of the government to have more IIT level institutions by upgrading existing institutions as well as creating new IITs," its Statement of Objects and Reasons said.
In view of this, the need was felt to amend the Act to "effectuate the conversion of Institute of Technology, BHU, into IIT (BHU) and to bring the eight newly set up IITs within its ambit," it said.