BJP MP Balkrishna Shukla has appealed to HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to get the long pending Institute of Technology Bill passed in Rajya Sabha as the fate of students of two IITs is hanging in balance.
In his letter dated March 26,Shukla urged Sibal to get the Bill passed when the Rajya Sabha resumes on April 24. The legislative delay has held up degrees of students of IIT in Gandhinagar in Gujarat and IIT,Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Shukla said.
The students of 2011 batches at the two IITs,which are awaiting legal sanctity,have been waiting for their degrees for over a year due to legislative delay,he said. As the Bill is getting delayed in the Rajya Sabha,it is creating serious problems for the students, the MP added.
The Bill seeks to amend the Institutes of Technology Act,1961,which declares certain engineering colleges to be institutions of national importance and add eight new IITs,including in Gandhinagar.