Students of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be allowed to join integrated MTech and MBA at other IIITs, subject to fulfillment of minimum criteria. The twenty IIITs are partially supported by the government and are required to become self-sufficient in a short span of time. The IIIT Council also approved lateral movement of students of one IIIT to another IIIT or any other foreign institute for short periods during summer or internship.
In a major move to support weaker students who are admitted to IIITs, the IIIT Forum advised the IIITs to provide options to such students to opt for BSc degree in the respective disciplines, so that they get the basic degree and look for appropriate employment opportunities.
It was also decided to inculcate entrepreneurship among students. The Minister said that each institute must identify or specific domain of expertise for themselves based on which their national and international branding would be done.