Section 8 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Publicprivate Partnership) Act 2017

Title: Institutes to be open to all races creeds and classes

Description: (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

Description: 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

Description: (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

Description: (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.

Title: Visitor

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of every Institute. (2) The Visitor may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of any Institute and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Visitor may direct. (3) Upon receipt of any such report, the Visitor may take such action and issue such directions as he considers necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt within the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions within a reasonable time.