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7. 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.

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014 Back

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