Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' chaired the 54th Meeting of the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on 22 Jan 2021 through online medium. These are the fallowing recommendation at 54th meeting of IIT Council.
Group-2: Grooming distinguished academics for directorship of IITs
Group-3: Reform and restructuring of the Academic Senate
Group-4: Innovative funding mechanisms
About Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which has declared them as Institutes of National Importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists twenty-three institutes. Each IIT is autonomous, linked to the others through a common council (IIT Council), which oversees their administration.
The IIT Council comprises the minister-in-charge of technical education in the Union Government (as Chairman), three Members of Parliament, the Chairmen of all IITs, the Directors of all IITs, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, the Director General of CSIR, the Chairman of IISc, the Director of IISc, the Joint Council Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, and three appointees each of the Union Government, AICTE.