It is a matter of pride for National Institute of Design-NID to be declared as ‘institution of National importance’ by an Act of parliament. NID is counted as premier design institute and the 41st institute to have such a status.
According to news, this is the first bill under the Narendra Modi government to be passed within a span of three days in both the houses. It was first passed by the Rajya Sabha, followed by a unanimous passage in the Lok Sabha.
With the bill being passed, the prestigious design school of Ahmedabad, established in 1965 will be authorized to give degrees and offer PhDs.
For Pradhyuman Vyas, the Director of NID, it is heartening to see his institute to be recognized as ‘Institute of National Importance’ and the bill will further give impetus to the activities in the institute.
Any institute getting this status receives special recognition and funding from the government. Also,
The students and faculty will get immense benefit with this recognition. This status will also help in repositioning the institute globally for networking with premier design institutions, create additional opportunities for research scholars, faculty and student exchange and boost design research in the country.
India’s premier educational organisations such as Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, and Indian Institutes of Science, Education and Research, among others have been conferred this status.