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Cabinet approves amendment to National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014

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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament for amendment of NID Act, 2014 to include the four new National Institutes of Design (NID).
 
The proposed institutes would come up in Amaravati/Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jorhat (Assam) and Kurukshetra (Haryana). These are also to be Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
 
Some minor amendments to the Act including consequential changes considered necessary namely, to rename NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor are also proposed in the Bill.
 
"Establishing new NIDs as Institutions of National Importance in different geographical regions of the country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design which, in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect, by providing sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises; and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building," the release added.
 
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