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April 30, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 06:08 AM

From The Economic Times.

NEW DELHI: Parliament Monday passed a bill which will make the six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) capable of granting degrees to the engineers that pass out. 

The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010, along with the National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010, was passed by the Rajya Sabha by voice vote Monday. Both the bills have already been passed by the Lok Sabha. 

The institute of technology bill adds eight new Indian Institutes of Technology in Bhubaneshwar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Patna, Ropar and Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), to the list of IITs. All these institutions will be declared as institutions of national importance. 

The National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010, amends the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, to add a schedule of five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), established in Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram



The ITBHU Global Alumni Association wishes to congratulate all members of the ITBHU family, and recognize the efforts of all those who have worked so hard to bring about this conversion. More updates coming soon.


Update: The bill has also been re-approved with the minor changes (e.g,, updating "2011" to "2012" ) in the Lok Sabha, and is expected to go to the President soon for signature.

Update: Latest updates on this issue in the IT BHU Chronicle.

63 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 Basava said:

Time to celebrate!!! We have have been waiting for ages. I have been following this conversion . its a big relief.

April 30, 2012 6:30 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Well what else to say ... IT's like a dream coming true.

I really appreciate Hon. Mr. Kapil Sibbal, who amidst opposition, helped clear the bill.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical, 2005

April 30, 2012 6:35 AM
 Anonymous said:

Congratulations everyone. Big thank you to Yogesh, Animesh and the entire team behind this mega project. Cheers,

April 30, 2012 6:36 AM
 Amaresh Prasad said:

I read the news at 6.30 pm on net and it was exciting to note the reality of facts. I do congratulate all. I would personally convey my thanks to Mr Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister HRD who tried his level best in Rajyasabha to convince the members to see that IIT-BHU does not fall into any further hurdles.

Finally the Result is in favour of sincere efforts of all our friends.

Amaresh Prasad


April 30, 2012 7:30 AM
 Prof T K G namboodhiri said:

It is a matter of great relief and satisfaction that IT, BHU will finally be regarded as one of the IITs. IT, BHU whose alumni started the five IITs can be proud that its alumni were responsible for the revolution in engineering education in India. I hope and pray that we prove ourselves to be worthy of the name of IIT. Best wishes to all

April 30, 2012 7:40 AM
 Gaurav Sinha said:

I think, the bill still needs to be approved by the president. Does it means we still have key milestones to achieve before this could be final?

April 30, 2012 9:50 AM
 Laxman said:

Hearty congratulations to all ITians! It is a matter of great pride that IT-BHU is certainly going to become IIT(BHU) Varanasi after a very very long wait. Today, Institute of Technology Amendment Bill 2011, which has provision of officially granting IIT status to newly created 8 IITs & converting IT-BHU to IIT(BHU) Varanasi, has finally been passed in Rajyasabha. We should sincerely thank HRD Minister Sh.Kapil Shibalji, MHRD & other officials, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshiji and all those ITians who worked relentlessly towards this cause. We have to wait a little for the final touch of assent by the President & subsequent notification. Thanks again to one & all. Let's celebrate this great achievement of IT-BHU, rather IIT(BHU) Varanasi.

April 30, 2012 10:15 AM
 PR said:

Great Show by Mr Kapil Sibal as well as Shri Karan Singh. Firstly in formulating a strong linkage with university and IT, Secondly convincing various people in that bond will be strong indeed.

Thanks to both.......a long dream come true for all of IT-BHUians

April 30, 2012 10:15 AM
 RS said:

Sorry, One file was missed above.This is the 3rd file.

April 30, 2012 11:09 AM
 Gaurav Sinha said:

Million $$ Question -:

Are we official now as IIT and is the name at the gate changing :) ?

Gaurav Sinha
Min '06

April 30, 2012 12:07 PM
 Krishna Aswani said:

Million $$ Answer -:

Yes we are officially IIT-BHU, no more hurdles to go. And the name at front gate will be there for a while but will change soon.

Krishna Aswani

April 30, 2012 12:39 PM
 Rohit Ranjan said:

RS -

Thanks for posting the text of the debate. It was very interesting read.

Rohit Ranjan

April 30, 2012 3:20 PM
 Gaurav Jain said:

Congrats all. And kudos to all those who had directly & indirectly helped in ensuring this initiative sees the end of the tunnel.
Also, now we need to modify the IT BHU logo.

April 30, 2012 8:20 PM
 Raghu said:

Subharambh is site ka nam itbhuglobal se iitbhuglobal karke karna chahiye.

April 30, 2012 9:14 PM
 850312 said:

Heartiest Congratulations to all those whose sincere efforts have made it possible for us to see this day amidst of times when our children have started preparing for JEE.
Good Job Done.....we were mere spectators with bag full of wishes.
Thanks to you all too.

April 30, 2012 9:23 PM
 Anonymous said:

From Chronicle->
Rajya Sabha passes IT Amendment Bill!

It is extremely good news that Rajya Sabha has passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) 2010, getting our institute one step closer to becoming an IIT-BHU.
The Bill, after necessary formalities, will ensure that our institute becomes an IIT.
The steps remaining are:
-Rajya Sabha Chairman sends the passed bill to President of India
-President of India signs the bill by verifying that all legal steps are taken
-President sends bill to Law Ministry for review
-Law Ministry informs IT and BHU about govt. decision and requests compliance with the necessary steps (separation of IT from BHU, sharing of resources/facilities on campus)
-IT and BHU informs govt. that all required steps are taken
-The Bill is published in India govt. Gazette Extraordinary
-After publication, the Bill becomes Act and the institute is officially known as IIT.
The entire process will take few weeks.

May 1, 2012 1:06 PM
 Sarat Dhal said:

Hearty congratulations to all children of IIT-BHU, their parents, alumni, faculty, and all others who were part of this great struggle. We must show sincere gratitude to Honourable Minsiter Shri Kapil Sibal. I think it was long overdue and most deserving case.

I visited the campus last year for admisison of my son. Honestly speaking, for a parent and as a former IITian, it was very difficult for us to decide whether our son should join IT-BHU, new IITs or rewrite IIT-JEE next year for a better ranking. We were really scared of the opposition to conversion of IT-BHU to IIT-BHU. Once I reached the campus, my fear vanished. I saw a great institution close to 100 years of its existence, enriched with the royal architecture of huge departmental buildings could be no less than a seventh wonder in the world. I deeply felt that it was injustice for not giving national institution status to IT-BHU for over 50 years. Government of India could have made IT-BHU and Roorkee University as IITs in the 1950s when the the system of IITs was set up. I have not seen all IITs, but think IIT-BHU, IIT-Roorke and IIT Kanpur could have the most beautiful buidlings and campuses. I strongly beleive that IIT-BHU may surpass some of the existing IITs very soon in terms of rankings for various reasons. The greatest reason will be the transportation to Varanasi much easier than some of the old and new IITs. There are direct flight connections and rail connections. Parents will feel safe and convenient. With IIT status, top executives of companies will also be motivated to recruit students from the campus and they will find it easier for travelling to Varanasi.
Students will also have advantage for international career due to IIT name.

However, people should not be complacent after the IIT status. In fact, the responsibility will be more challenging ahead. Ultimately, quality of teaching and hard work of students will take the institution ahead.

Once again my hearty congratulations to all children.

May 1, 2012 10:23 PM
 Prasad RVS said:

Congratulations and for the team effort of institute aluminus...

May 2, 2012 1:34 AM
 SP said:

Congratulations to all those who worked for making the dream come true. Now it is the turn of IIT-BHU students to take the dream further and make it the number 1 IIT in the shortest possible time. In future, BHU should be known to the world because of IIT-BHU. This will be the best reply to those, who opposed the conversion. All the students should take this as a challege.

May 2, 2012 2:44 AM






May 2, 2012 8:15 AM
 Venky Venkatraman said:

I am from the 4th batch admitted through the JEE and joined in 1975 after being given the impression during my interview at IIT-Bombay that BHU-IT would "shortly" be converted into an IIT.

"Shortly" turned out to be 37 years later!

Better late than never, I guess, but it is my regret that a cousin, Shankar, who was from the first JEE batch at BHU-IT (graduating in 1977) passed away some years ago and is not here to celebrate this long awaited event.

Best wishes to all past, present and future alumni of IIT-BHU!


May 2, 2012 8:23 AM
 Anurag said:

Congratulations to all! Finally our institute got the status it deserved for so long. It is already better than several other existing IITs and this status will definitely take it further.

May 2, 2012 7:04 PM
 Anon said:

This is good news and I indeed looking forward to see
1. If this improves the opening and closing JEE ranks for all branches in the upcoming session ?

2. How soon we get allocated a region / zone for our Institute ?

3. What is the change in funds that will come the way of our Insti % and Absoulte Amount and by when will Insti get it ?

4. Hopefully the Insti Director will have autonomy over the use of the funds and they will be deployed with in the Insti

May 3, 2012 1:23 AM
 Anonymous said:

The best part is that, our Insti will the IIT to have oldest heritage of engineering education among all IITs (though Roorkee was older then us, but have civil stream prior to Independence, whereas we have multiple streams even then). The other unique element is our having pharmaceutics, which is only with us among all IITs.

However, now we have to make our insti the best IIT in the country, and believe me its not so difficult. With IIT status, certainly the Insti can attract a lot better faculty (hundreds of Purvanchal born professors in top notch univs of the world may come back and join our Insti, bcos of IIT status). Our connectivity is much better then many other IITs. Our Infrastructure is already massive, but only needs to be upgraded, which it will now as IIT status will augment funds. IIT status will certainly improve the quality of masters and research students. It will also improve our passing out students getting admit and schol in good univs. Certainly it may change our insti away from just supplying software engineers or MBS students towards more students opting for higher education in technical stream abroad (prevailing trend in most other reputed IITs follow)

May 3, 2012 4:16 AM
 Raghu said:

Getting a region/allocation is very important, otherwise when people see that IIT roorkee has a zone and IIT-BHU has not, they start thinking in terms of superior /inferior IITs.

Also all our Alumni needs to start a massive campaign ( particularly internet) for brand building of our College. The IIT-BHU brand image should be built and propogated in the internet communities .

May 3, 2012 8:32 PM
 Anonymous said:

As the bill was passed with Amendments in Rajya sabha, the bill is infact returned to Lok Sabha for concurrence. Although the amendments are cosmetic in nature such as change in year from '2011' to '2012', the Lok sabha has to take up the bill again (albeit only this cosmetic amendment).

May 4, 2012 12:16 AM
 Anonymous said:

it has already been done on 2nd in loksabha..

May 4, 2012 2:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

From the rules of the Lok Sabha...

98. If a Bill other than Money Bill passed by the
House and transmitted to the Council is returned t othe House with amendments, it shall on receipt be laid on the Table.
99. After the amended Bill has been laid on the
Table, any Minister in the case of a Government Bill, or in any other case any member may, after giving two days’ notice, or with the consent of the Speaker without notice move that the amendments be taken into
100. (1) If a motion that the amendments be taken
into consideration is carried, the Speaker shall put the amendments to the House in such manner as he thinks most convenient for their consideration.

May 4, 2012 8:38 AM
 Raaj said:

I guess still there exist a section of intellectuals whos still have not grown up...unfortnuate though..

IIT status will dilute BHU's integrity: faculty


May 4, 2012 9:57 AM
 Anonymous said:

So if none of the ministers or any members have any amendment to move, how long does it stay in LS before it is sent to the president for assent (I mean how long do they wait). Is it that all bills passed are sent to president for assent after LS/RS adjourns sine-die.

May 4, 2012 10:10 AM
 PR said:

actually the bills,which was passed by Rajya Sabha is exactly the same as Lok Sabha, except few changes, which are as below -

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I have to report following messages received from
the Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha:-
1. “I am directed to inform the Lok Sabha that the Institutes of Technology
(Amendment) Bill, 2012, which was passed by the Lok Sabha at its sitting
held on the 24
March, 2011, has been passed by the Rajya Sabha at its
sitting held on the 30
April, 2012, with the following amendments:-
1. That at page 1, line 1, for the word “Sixty-second”, the word
“Sixty-third” be substituted.
2. That at page 1, line 3, for the figure “2011”, the figure “2012” be
I am, therefore, to return herewith the said Bill in accordance with
the provisions of rule 128 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of
Business in the Rajya Sabha with the request that the concurrence of the
Lok Sabha to the said amendments be communicated to this House.”

Now the concurrence of Lok sabha has to be made only for these two amendments only. These are such cosmetic amendments, which every member will agree to.

please refer the link

May 5, 2012 12:52 AM
 Anonymous said:

Should alumni use name itbhu the name on degree or iit (bhu) now. I notice noticed Roorkee alumni have switched to using iit exclusively.

Also when will itbhu website page change to reflect this.

May 5, 2012 7:12 AM
 Anonymous said:

Congratulation all!

Now the question arises - Whats Next?

I think IIT-BHU administration should prepare a planning committee who should be working on following stuffs:

1. Since IIT-R is the only converted IIT. So, get in touch with IIT-R administrative people who have worked just after the conversion of REE college to IIT. We can take their views on the difficulties they faced just after transition and the things that we need to focus upon. The experience of IIT-R is always going to help us in properly implementing and improving while transitioning from IT to IIT

2. The second thing that is important is to deep dive into all the major components of IT-BHU and compare it with other IITs and access the lag of qualitative standard. So, to narrow the gap with the standards of other IITs in least possible time, we need to create a concrete plan on how and when to achieve the goal

3. The other important thing is the implementation which is as important as planning those stuffs. There should be someone responsible to look into the work getting implemented

Although, it sounds like a bit cliched but if we focus on our goal we are surely going to achieve in the earliest possible time

All the best!


May 5, 2012 10:22 AM
 Anonymous said:

Does anyone know how to add IIT BHU in LinkedIn's list of universities? I think, we need to update ITBHU to IIT BHU in all such social networking websites.

May 6, 2012 11:03 AM
 Anonymous said:

badhai ho subko. long term dream come true !

May 7, 2012 6:13 AM
 Arun Kumar 830435 said:

On many occasions we compromised by informing that we are not from IITs, although we cleared JEE. IIT tags are recognised world wide. I experienced when I was in France during my official visit.

May 7, 2012 8:57 AM
 830435 said:

This will reinforce our image worldwide.

May 8, 2012 10:12 PM
 Kapil Dwivedi said:

Amendments are being considered in LokSabha today. Since these are of cosmetic nature so expect that there should not be any problem or debate in passing.

May 10, 2012 10:34 PM
 Anonymous said:

Institute of Tehnology (Ammendment)bill 2012 as ammended in Rajyasabha adopted and passed those minor ammendments of YEAR 2011 to 2012 on 11th May 2012 LOKSABHA sitting along with NIT bill 2012

May 11, 2012 1:59 AM
 Kapil Dwivedi said:

IIT Bill Amendments made in Rajya Sabha have been adopted by Lok Sabha - thus the bill completes the parliamentary proceedings. It will now be sent to the President for her assent.

May 11, 2012 3:37 AM
 Ritesh Gupta said:

Really great news for all of us. Time
For celebration.

May 11, 2012 6:10 AM
 Rohit Ranjan (CSE 00) said:

Current students located near counseling centers should try to attend it. Having information from current students will help to attract higher ranked prospective students. Next two or three years, closing ranks of all branches will move up but it will help if current students take some time to attend counseling. During my time, KGP students were trying very hard to build a case for KGP. I did not went for it but any incremental change in higher ranked students will help in subsequent years.

In 5-6 years, goal should be to be in top 3 IIT. Without IIT tag we were ranked 7-9 in different rankings now with additional funding and tag, we should try to be in top 3. Since, this conversion is taking place this year, it’s better to grab the opportunity to have bigger jump in closing rank immediately because most students simply look at the last year information to decide their choice.

May 11, 2012 2:17 PM
 Anonymous said:

well said 'Rohit'.

May 12, 2012 6:25 AM
 Raghu said:

rohit ranjan ji has made a good point, this year we have the opportunity to bring in the best AIRs. From next year onwards, we will loose the case.
So all current students should go for an organized mass canvassing for the JEE cleared.

May 13, 2012 3:29 AM
 suraj said:

we must compain for iit bhu during councelling and also giving update on it bhu site
1 name of it bhu site must be changed because now a days everyone check insti site before admisn
2 site should be made more vibrant with option to interact with alumni for incumbrnt students as last yr done by mr animesh pathak and team
3 photograph should be updated with more no of photos

May 16, 2012 1:15 AM
 Pulkit Goel said:

Hello everyone,
I am a present student and we using Facebook to the fullest to propagate good views about IIT BHU amongst the IIT aspirants. We have created a group on Facebook and do counselling over there. Hope we are able to clear misconceptions about out institute.

May 18, 2012 11:58 PM
 Raaj said:

What is the current status of the bill? How much more we will have to wait?

May 20, 2012 4:26 AM
 Ran said:

itbhugloabal.org should be forwarded to iitbhu.org instead of other way around. It will help to minimize confusion

May 22, 2012 8:39 AM
 IITian said:

seriously What is the current status of the bill? How much more we will have to wait.........
can any one update the status

May 23, 2012 10:12 AM
 anon said:

Any info on when is bill expected to signed by President of India?

May 23, 2012 4:30 PM
 IITian said:

update the status of the bill.....

May 30, 2012 11:06 PM
 ITian said:

It as been already a month as the bill passed in rajya sabha....still how much time it will take to get president assent...all in all how much more time it will take to become offically an IIT

May 31, 2012 9:12 AM
 Alok said:


There is one line in above link that seems to be bothersome. Is there something brewing up which can be showstopper?

"The reason behind President Pratibha Patil not giving her assent so far could not be ascertained."

June 4, 2012 11:12 AM
 Yogesh Upadhyaya said:


The news in Daily Pioneer is what everyone knows, i.e. the Bill is pending with Mrs. Pratibha Patil for signature. There is no issue, just procedure takes some time. The newspaper has mixed up this news with "IT-BHU does not offer reserved category quota", which is incorrect. I posted a correction at the end of the newspaper article (see below):

Yogesh Upadhyaya 2012-06-05 19:29
The information in this article is not correct. IT-BHU is giving admission to reserved category candidates for the past several decades, since the quota came into existence. Reservation quota is applicable to all state and central funded institutes, whether UGC or IITs. Also, quota has nothing to do with President not signing the bill yet. She might be busy or other trivial issues.

June 12, 2012 5:59 AM
 ali said:

I m curious to know the status of our IIT BILL. So can anyone
Provide the current status and how long its going to take more as I am getting restless to see the IIT name when I enter my campus after this summer break!

June 13, 2012 8:29 PM
April 27, 2012
Puneet Bindlish @ 06:53 PM
AIBA Annual General Body Meeting and Alumni Awards Ceremony
Venue : Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry,PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area,August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110016
Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: 6:30PM onwards
Contact Phone: Pankaj @ 9971103704



April 25, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 01:05 AM
IT-BHU Alumni Meet in Bangalore on July 15th 2012
Where : Farm House , Doddaballapur Near Angsana Spa
When: Sunday, July 15, 10:30AM to 10:30PM
Time: 10:30AM ---3.30PM
Contact Phone: 8050088661

Dear Fellow Members of the ITBHU Family,

The Bangalore chapter of the ITBHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA) is pleased to announce its Alumni Meet on  July 15th 2012 at the Farm House of Mr Manthani at Doddaballapur, Bangalore.

Event Details

Donation: Minimum Rs. 500 per person attending

RSVP : Please let us know your confirmation.

You may email sumitkrdey@gmail.com or call at 8050088661 for anything related to the event.
We look forward for your suggestions and participation to make the event successful.

Best wishes,
Sumit Kumar Dey 
For ITBHU Global Alumni Association Bangalore Chapter


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April 2, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 07:21 AM


Update April 11, 2012: The goal of collecting 7.5 lacs for Jaskaran's treatment has been reached. We have been asked by the organizers of the fund-raising campaign to communicate that the fund-raising has been suspended for now and if more funds are needed for treatment the organizers will reach out to us again. The organizers have also expressed their gratitude for the support they have received from the IT-BHU community.



Editor's Note: We are publishing verbatim an appeal for help from Abhishek Singh, 2009 MET. The latest status of the funds is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqyPi6xZ2C0sdDlNT3RPb1FwU2VFMERVZ3pRWUFOLVE


More Details: Jassi's friends are uploading supporting documents at the Google docs collection at https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwHqlngTfgq3R3d3RGZiWGVTSnFndUIxWXV3eWVDZw -- please feel free to have a look.

Donating in US dollars: Please send your funds in US dollars to Abhishek Ranjan (Mech. Engg., 2007) at the following mailing address: 3425 Tulane drive, Apt. 31, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20783
Paypal address - abhishek.ranjan@rhsmith.umd.edu

The current status of the funds collected in USD is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqSNX38T2gQ_dHpLcTFLdU9raEpYUklqcWRULWtyUkE


Although the amount immediately needed is 7.5 lacs, we strongly encourage all our fellow members of the ITBHU family to donate as much as possible.


Dear Alumnus,

This mail is in regarding treatment of Jaskaran Singh, 2011 ITBHU passout, B-Tech, civil engineering.

Just before joining his job last year Jaskaran had gone to Manikaran with his family (to pay homage to God). On their way back they met with an accident. Unfortunately his whole family died in the accident (Mother, father and younger brother).

Jaskaran suffered injuries to his spine which disabled movement of any of his body parts. He was treated at a hospital in Chandigarh (Government Medical College).

It has been six months since his treatment. His recovery has been very slow (he is hardly able to move his fingers even now). The doctors at Indian Spinal Injury Centre(ISIC), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi have suggested a 3 month treatment which should enable Jaskaran to get back up on his feet (if everything goes well).

Mentally Jaskaran has shown a lot of strength which in-turn has enabled us (friends and family) to be able to support him.  His extended family and their friends have already exhausted all of their financial resources for his treatment. 

 That is why I request our alumni to please help Jaskaran get through this treatment by contributing in whatever way we can. The total cost of the treatment at ISIC is INR 7.5 lakh. The money is needed before 10th April to get the treatment started

Below are the account details of Abhishek Singh, ITBHU 2009 Passout, Metallurgical Engg (who will be the single point of contact for all financial transactions). I request you to drop him an email mentioning the amount which you have contributed (he will confirm receipt of the money).




Phone:             +91-9350959174      

Account No.: 081601510942




Editor's Note:

For sending Demand Drafts, please make them out in the name of "Abhishek Singh", and send them to the following address:

Abhishek Singh
First Floor Greenwood City
Sec-45 Gurgaon.


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 Ujj Nath said:

Abhishek: What is your physical address. I would like to send a DD to you at your address?

April 3, 2012 7:34 AM

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