There is some good news.
Last week the Cabinet of the Orissa Government decided to approve a bill to be passed in the Assembly conferring University Status to IIIT.
The process may take about six months before IIIT becomes a University.
There are many good things which will result from being a university: Academic Autonomy is the most important one. We will leverage this autonomy to increase the rigour of our programmes, improve the syllabus and challenge the students to reach higher.
It is our earnest hope that the process gets over ASAP.