National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha has passed
the National Institute of
Design (Amendment) Bill,
2019 which seeks to declare
four National Institutes of
Design in Andhra Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh, Assam, and
Haryana as institutions of
national importance.

Currently, these institutes are
registered as Societies under
the Societies Registration
Act, 1860 and do not have the
power to grant degrees or
diplomas

On being declared
institutions of national
importance, the four
institutes will be granted the
power to grant degrees and
diplomas