National Institute of Design(NID) will receive the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’ soon.
The bill proposing same has been passed unopposed by Rajya Sabha today.
The bill will now go to Lok Sabha for discussion. As ruling BJP and opposition Congress both parties are in favor of the bill, it is very clear that bill will sail through.
When asked to react to today’s development, NID Ahmedabad Director Pradyuman Vyas who was in Delhi in connection with bill told DeshGujarat: This is the thing which we were trying for NID. The bill passed in Rajya Sabha is a big land mark for NID. After Rajya Sabha, the bill will go to Lok Sabha for approval. Once it is passed in Lok Sabha, NID will be able to offer Degree of Bachelor of Design, Master of Design and PhD, which will be very good thing for students for their future.
When asked whether existing students will benefit from the bill, Vyas said, “we will have to workout on the details including the legal position, once the bill is passed in other house. We will work on the rules and regulations later on and enact an ordinance.”
Vyas sounded excited about soon to be gained enhanced stature for NID.
He said: only forty institutes across India are given the status of ‘institute of national importance’.
He further said, “for now, the NID is capable to offer only Diploma, but once it is in position to award degree, it will be easier for students to apply for admission in foreign university and also for government jobs.”