Section 6 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Publicprivate Partnership) Act, 2017
Title: Objects of Institute
Every Institute shall have the following objectives, namely:—
(a) to emerge amongst the foremost institutions in information technology and allied fields of knowledge in the global context;
(b) to advance new knowledge and innovation in information technology and allied fields to empower the nation to the forefront in the global context;
(c) to develop competent and capable youth imbued with the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship with the social and environmental orientation to meet the knowledge needs of the country and provide global leadership in information technology and allied fields;
(d) to promote and provide transparency of highest order in matters of admission, appointment to various positions, academic evaluation, administration and finance.
Title: Powers and functions of Institute
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every Institute shall exercise the following powers and perform the following functions, namely:—
(a) to provide instructions in such fields of knowledge relating to information technology and allied areas as the Institute may deem fit, for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge;
(b) to lead, organise and conduct research and innovation in information technology and allied fields of knowledge in such manner as the Institute may deem fit, including in collaboration or in association with any other Institute, educational institution, research organisation, body corporate or financial organisations at national or global level;
(c) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles and to confer honorary degrees;
(d) to create academic, administrative, technical, ministerial and other posts under the Institute other than the post of Director of the Institute and to make appointments thereto;
(e) to appoint persons working in any other Institute or educational institution or involved in research of significance in any industry as adjunct, guest or visiting faculty of the Institute on such terms and for such duration as the Institute may decide;
(f) to create administrative and other posts and to make appointments thereto on the basis of criteria as may be decided by the Board;
(g) to make provision for dissemination of knowledge emerging from research and for that purpose to enter into such arrangements, including consultancy and advisory services, with other institutions, industry, civil society or other organisations, as the Institute may deem necessary;
(h) to create a website, highlight all information not restricted to those related to students, admission, fee, administrative structure, policies including recruitment rules, faculty and non-faculty posts, annual reports and financial details including statement of account of the Institute;
(i) to determine, specify and receive payment of fees and other charges, as the Institute may deem fit, from students and any other person, institution or body corporate for instructions and other services, including training, consultancy and advisory services, provided by the Institute;
(j) to deal with any property belonging to, or vested in, the Institute in such manner as the Institute may deem fit for advancement of the objectives of the Institute:
Provided that no land or other immovable property shall be disposed of by the Institute without the prior approval of the concerned State Government and the Central Government;
(k) to receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfer of movable or immovable properties from testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be;
(l) to co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects;
(m) to establish and maintain such infrastructure as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the Institute;
(n) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals; and
(o) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objectives of the Institute.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every Institute may take up the following works, namely:—
(a) supporting and collaborating with educational Institutes imparting technical or information technology courses located in the zone or region;
(b) advising the State Governments and Union territory Administrations included in its zone in matters of information technology and other technological issues referred by them to the Institute for advice.
Title: Institutes to be open to all races, creeds and classes
(1) Every Institute shall be open to all citizens irrespective of gender, caste, creed, disability, domicile, ethnicity, social or economic background.
(2) No bequest, donation or transfer of any property shall be accepted by any Institute which in the opinion of the Co-ordination Forum involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this section.
(3) Admissions to every programme of study in each Institute shall be based on merit assessed through transparent and reasonable criteria disclosed through its prospectus, prior to the commencement of the process of admission by such Institute:
Provided that every such Institute shall be a Central Educational Institution for the purposes of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 (5 of 2007).
Title: Teaching at Institute
All teaching at each of the Institute shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances made in this behalf.
Title: Institute to be a distinct legal entity not-for-profit
(1) Every Institute shall be a not-for-profit legal entity and no part of the surplus, if any, in revenue of such Institute, after meeting all expenditure in regard to its operations under this Act, shall be invested for any purpose other than for the growth and development of such Institute or for conducting research therein.
(2) Every Institute shall strive to raise funds for creation of a corpus for self-sufficiency, sustainability and future development of the Institute.