Section 4 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014
Title: Incorporation of Institutes.
(1) On and from the commencement of this Act, every existing Institute, shall be a body corporate by the same name as mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule.
(2) Every existing Institute referred to in column (5) of the Schedule shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.
Title: Effect of incorporation of Institutes.
On and from the commencement of this Act,—
(a) any reference to a Society in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule;
(b) all properties, movable and immovable, of or belonging to every existing Institute shall vest in the corresponding Institute mentioned under column (5) of the Schedule;
(c) all rights and debts and other liabilities of every existing Institute mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule;
(d) every person employed by every existing Institute mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule, immediately before such commencement shall hold his office or service in the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule, with the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held the same if this Act had not been enacted and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Statutes:
Provided that if the alteration so made is not acceptable to such employee, his employment may be terminated by the Institute in accordance with the terms of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment, to him by the Institute, of compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in case of permanent employees and one month's remuneration in the case of other employees:
Provided further that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Director, Registrar and other officers of an existing Institute mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule, in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference to the Director, Registrar and other officers of the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule;
(e) every person pursuing, before the commencement of this Act, any academic or research course in every existing Institute mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule, shall be deemed to have migrated and registered with the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule, on such commencement at the same level of course in the Institute from which such person migrated;
(f) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted or which could have been instituted by or against an existing Institute, mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule, immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be continued or instituted by or against the corresponding Institute mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule.
Title: Objects of Institute.
Each Institute shall have the following objects, namely:—
(a) to emerge amongst the foremost institutions in information technology and allied fields of knowledge;
(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, appointments 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 instruction in such fields of knowledge concerning information technology and allied areas as such Institute may think 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 think fit, including in collaboration or in association with any other Institute, educational institution, research organisation or body corporate;
(c) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles; and to confer honorary degrees;
(d) to institute teaching, research or other academic positions, required by the Institute with such designations as it may deem fit, and to appoint persons on tenure, term or otherwise to such positions, other than the post of Director in accordance with the policy laid down by the Council;
(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 in accordance with the policy laid down by the Council;
(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 the charges, as the Institute may deem fit, from person, institution or body corporate for 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 advancing the objects of the Institute:
Provided that where the land for the Institute has been provided free of cost by a State Government, such land may be disposed of only with the prior approval of such State Government;
(k) to receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers 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 objects of the Institute;
(n) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals;
(o) to strive to meet the technological needs of the States and the Union territories by supporting technical educational institutions; and
(p) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Institute.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (j), an Institute shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property, without the prior approval of the Visitor.
Title: Institute to be open to all races, creeds and classes.
(1) Every Institute shall be open to all persons 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 Council 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).