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June 20, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 11:47 PM

Our sources have informed us that the honorable president of India has given her assent to the Institutes of Technology (2012) bill. This is the next step in the official conversion of our institute to IIT (BHU) Varanasi. We eagerly await the publication of the same in the gazette.

Previous coverage of the issue at http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2012/04/iit_bill_passed_in_rajya_sabha.html

Update: Thanks to a tip from babu swadesh, we now know that as of June 21, the bill is scheduled for publication in the gazette. See this PDF from the Lok Sabha site (page 7 of 10, item 21) for more

Sl.No.: 21

Title of the Bill and Member-in-charge: The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2012.
(Shri Kapil Sibal)

Date of introduction and House in which introduced: 30.8.2010

Date on which passed by Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha: 24.3.2011, @11.5.2012, 30.4.2012

Date of Assent: 20.6.2012

Act No. and the date of publication in Gazette: 34 of 2012, 21.6.2012

Remarks: @Amendments made by Rajya Sabha on 30.4.2012 considered and agreed to by Lok Sabha on 11.5.2012


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

There is a need to upgrade wikipedia entry on IIT and ITBHU, some people have posted our name and pic as the last IIT, showing that as if we are at the last place, while rankings show us among top 6.

June 21, 2012 5:38 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

On the same note, we should not use anywhere last few years of ranking which puts us 7-9. In Outlook and India today 2012 ranking, we are 6th and 7th. We should stick to only using 2012 ranking everywhere to reflect latest ranking.

On our official institute page. We should only list 2012 outlook with note that BHU is in top 6. No need to put any other/older rankings.

If possible, we should find out all questions asked to our institute during the ranking process and try to see where we can improve very quickly to lift the ranking. These rankings are not very accurate but majority of people look at these rankings.

My two cents ...

June 21, 2012 9:39 AM
 Anonymous said:

It is done as per a post by Pulkit Goel in facebook group "A Guide for IIT (BHU) Varanasi Aspirants"

June 21, 2012 10:48 AM
 Gupta said:

when Logo of BHU will be amended to reflect its IIT status. All Students and alumni to work hard to Transform Traditional IT-BHU into most modern IIT-BHU. Alumini & students must discuss the changes and updation which are required very fast.

need to call more n more finance/consultancy/ MNC firms. more non core job on the lines of IITB.

more flexibility in electives. Major/minor Discipline concept.
More Faculty aim 100% PhD faculty.
stress on Research.

Most modern Student Hostels & Guest Houses target, single room for all students.

June 22, 2012 11:06 PM
 PR said:

Dear Gupta,

Your comments above doesn't spell good for a tech perspective. We should not just blindly copy what IIT-B or other IITs are doing. Ideally speaking there should not be any finance / mgmt consulting firms allowed at all in the campus. Rather campus should invite engg consultancy / engg design firms in all core areas.

My employers have been a recruiter at IT-BHU since last 4-5 years, and recruited trainees engineers, who have been placed in business roles / commercial roles from day one. I strongly feel that all this mgmt / consulting / business development are all very general stuff, which only makes use of common sense and strong logic, however they don't make you specialist in long term but a generalist. Whereas pursuing your career in technology, makes you specialist, which will always help in long run (as anyway most people go for MBA after 4-6 years of work experience in tech areas).

I would rather suggest that we should pick something good from IIT-B, we should see the enthu the junta have there for applying for higher studies abroad in best of the universities.

So i would be more than happy to see atleast 250 students every year go for MS / PhDs rather 25 cracking CAT.

most of the successful people in the history of any IIT are people who started their careers in technology and eventually turned into mgmt / business after decades.

so guys try to become the IIT, where max grads will get the schols for higher studies.


June 23, 2012 8:12 AM
 hp said:

but when will the change in name and logo will be seen

June 25, 2012 12:08 AM
 Anonymous said:

I have few question to ask...
1.What will be the next step in conversion?
2.In the bill it is mentioned that iit-kanpur senate rules will be followed in the it-bhu till our own senate is made.What kind of role will iit-kanpur play in our up-gradation.
3.What about the funding mentioned in the bill,when we will receive it .Who will decide what works has to be done by it first.
4.In other iits students play important role in decision making,In what time administrative formalities will be completed so students can have active role in decision making.

June 25, 2012 6:34 AM
 gupta said:

from where can we get authentic Placement data.

June 26, 2012 8:37 AM
 Anonymous said:

can anyone tell that why it is taking so much time in publishing the Act? NIT Bill was also discussed together and same has been published quite before.

June 27, 2012 2:07 AM
 babu swadesh said:

bill assented on June 20th and notified in Gazette on June 21st. Can check Lok Sabha site Business- Bulletin 2 dated 26th June.

June 27, 2012 2:55 AM
 Alok said:

here is a news from HT, its from epaper so could not find the right URL.

VARANASI: President Pratibha Patel has put her signatures on the bill paving way for the conversion of Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). VARANASI: President Pratibha Patel has put her signatures on the bill paving way for the conversion of Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
The union human resource development (HRD) ministry has received the gazette and in the next two-three days the BHU is expected to receive communication in this regard.
According to sources, the President had signed the bill on June 21 and had forwarded it to the HRD ministry. If the BHU receives communication in this regard in the next two to three days, then Prof JN Sinha, existing director of the IT-BHU, would become the director of the IIT-BHU.
Sinha’s tenure as director of the IT-BHU would end on June 30. But if the BHU receives the notification of conversion of IT-BHU into IIT before June 30, then Prof Sinha would continue as working director of the IIT.
According to rules and regulations of the IIT, the existing director of the institution, which is being upgrade into IIT, continues to be the director of the new IIT. He is replaced only after the IITboard appoints a new director.
The IIT-BHU bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in March 2011 and in the Rajya Sabha in April this year. The President would have signed the bill much earlier but the union law ministry had detected several anomalies in the bill. The original bill was sent to Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar for making necessary corrections in it. On June 3, the Lok Sabha speaker had made the necessary corrections in the bill and had sent it back to the union HRD ministry. The conversion of ITBHU into an IIT was a contentious issue. Some former students and teachers of the BHU were against this conversion stating that the IITBHU’s control would rest with the IIT board and not the BHU. However, the BHU vice chancellor assured that the IITBHU’s control would remain with the BHU. Karan Singh, chancellor of the BHU, has also assured that the control of the central university would remain with the vice chancellor.

June 27, 2012 10:53 AM


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