The step would fulfill the need to professionalise, standardise and internationally benchmark professional design education in India
New Delhi: The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, would soon be declared as an institution of national importance, thus enabling it to award degrees to its students.
At a meeting chairmed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Union Cabinet approved the declaration of NID by the Parliament as an ‘Institution of National Importance’, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said.
This, in turn, would prove beneficial to our students who want to pursue post-graduation after graduating from the institute, said an official release. A legislation in this regard will also be introduced in the next session of the Parliament.
Chidambaram also said that the step would fulfill the need to professionalise, standardise and internationally benchmark professional design education in India.