New Delhi, Sept 12: To encourage designers of the country, the government will introduce a bill in Parliament to amend National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014 to include four new such centers within the ambit of this law and to declare them as institutions of national importance. The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The new three NIDs will be the Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with the NID, Ahmedabad.
These NIDs would be National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh; National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; National Institute of Design, Jorhat, Assam and National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana.
Some minor amendments to the Act including consequential amendments considered necessary namely, to re-name 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," stated by Minister of Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal in the cabinet briefing. (UNI)