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Cabinet approves amendment to National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014

image Cabinet approves amendment to National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014

New Delhi, Sept 13 (KNN) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of NID Act, 2014 to include the four new National Institutes of Design (NID) within the ambit of the National Institute of Design Act, 2014 and to declare them as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

The four NIDs are - National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh; National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; National Institute of Design, Jorhat, Assam and National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Post amendment, they will be brought within the ambit of the National Institute of Design Act, 2014 and will be declared as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Some minor amendments to the Act including consequential amendments considered necessary namely, to re-name NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor are also proposed in the Bill.

Establishing new NIDs as Institutions of National Importance in different geographical regions of the country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design which, in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect, by providing sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises; and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building, said a Cabinet release.

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