Section 7 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Publicprivate Partnership) Act, 2017
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.
Title: Establishment of Institute by Central Government, State Government and industry partners
(1) The State Government shall identify at least one industry partner, and preferably three industry partners, for collaboration and submit a proposal to the Central Government.
(2) The Central Government shall examine the proposal on the basis of such criteria, as may be prescribed, which shall include the following, namely:—
(a) the investment of capital required for establishing the proposed Institute to be borne by the Central Government, the concerned State Government and industry partners in the ratio 50:35:15 and recurring expenditure, as may be considered necessary during the first five years of operation, to be made available by the Central Government:
Provided that the ratio of investment of capital required for establishing the proposed Institute in North Eastern States shall be 57.5:35:7.5;
(b) the expertise and standing of the industry partners proposed in sub-section (1) in the field of information technology;
(c) the assessment of the capability, financial and other resources of industry partners to support the Institute;
(d) the suitability of adequate land, to the extent of fifty to hundred acres, to be provided by the State Government free of cost;
(e) the availability of, or the commitment of the State Government to make available, adequate physical infrastructure namely, water, electricity, road connectivity and security, at the proposed site.
(3) The Central Government may, with the concurrence of the concerned State Government, suggest modifications, if any, to the proposal submitted to it under sub-section (1).
(4) Where a proposal submitted by the State Government under sub-section (1) is not acceptable to the Central Government, the Central Government shall communicate its decision to that State Government, specifying the reasons for such decision.
(5) The Central Government shall, on acceptance of the proposal with modifications, if any, under sub-section (3) , enter into a memorandum of understanding or an agreement with the concerned State Government and the industry partners for the establishment of the proposed Institute.
(6) The industry partner shall—
(a) actively participate in the governance of the Institute within the overall framework;
(b) support and facilitate joint research projects with the Indian Institutes of Information Technology either through funding, collaboration or in any other manner;
(c) depute experienced individuals as adjunct faculty;
(d) encourage, enable, support and mentor students to do research project as a part of their course curriculum, within their enterprise;
(e) accept faculty members of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology on a sabbatical to work for short period with the industry;
(f) co-create programs as per the requirements of the industry with the Institution;
(g) provide internship to students of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology;
(h) facilitate for placement of students from the Indian Institutes of Information Technology;
(i) sponsor their eligible employees for doctorate studies in the Indian Institutes of Information Technology; and
(j) fund and mentor the startups in the Institution.
(7) Every memorandum of understanding or agreement referred to in sub-section (5) shall contain—
(a) the investment proposal of capital in establishment of the Institute and the respective shares as may be prescribed;
(b) the first Statutes of the Institute;
(c) the commitment of the Central Government, the concerned State Government, and the industry partner in ensuring autonomy to the proposed Institute; and
(d) the conditions, if the industry partners pulls out.