Union Cabinet has approved introduction of National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019. The objective of this bill is to confer Institutions of National Importance status to National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli, Haryana, and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Significance of Bill
- It will provide for functional autonomy to institutes to design and develop courses, undertake research activities and leverage enhanced status in their academic pursuits, so that they become world class institutes.
- This in long run will enable these institutes to provide world class teaching and research experience by adopting innovative practices.
- The institutes would implement reservation policy of the Government and will also undertake special outreach activities for the benefits of concerned stakeholders.