Parliament clears National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021

Parliament clears National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021
After becoming an Act with the consent of President of India, two educational institutes, NIFTEM and IIFPT under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries will become Institutions of National Importance

The Indian Parliament has passed the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Loksabha on Tuesday, which was earlier cleared by the Rajya Sabha on March 15, this year.

Briefing the media after the passage of the Bill in Parliament, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Pashupati Kumar Paras said, this is a historic day as with the passing of this bill, our two educational institutes,National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Kundali (Haryana) and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries became Institutions of National Importance (INI).

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Paras expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and all the members of Parliament and senior officials of the ministry for this landmark step, which will provide these institutes greater autonomy, so that they can start new and innovative courses, as well as help them to attract excellent faculty and students. He said, Global standards can also be adopted in academic and research work.

The minister said, these institutes would have curricular provision related to food processing areas such as cold chain technology, food bio nanotechnology which could help in filling the technological gap. He said, now they could open new centres anywhere in the country and abroad. Along with this, giving them the status of Institutions of National Importance (INI) would also pave the way for the creation of skilled manpower.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of NIFTEM, Dr Chindi Vasudevappa said that hereafter all efforts would be made to upgrade infrastructure, human resources and lab facilities at par with IITs and IIMs. He said, our students can be trained internationally in food science and technology, being the only standalone university.

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