Institute of Integral Technology elevated to university
The present government of UP has given minority status to Institute of Integral Technology of Lucknow, the state's first minority university which is now called “Integral University”. The government had introduced a Bill to this effect in February and in spite of strong opposition by opposition parties the Bill was passed by a voice vote in both houses of legislature (Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan
Chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and minister for parliamentary affairs, Mohammad Azam Khan, in reply to opposition parties' arguments explained the aims and achievements of the institution and dismissed the opposition’s objections. He defended the decision to upgrade the institute to the status of a deemed university and said that students of every community are benefiting from education imparted in its institutions. The Bill also received the assent of the governor and was recorded in the official gazette on 27 February 2004.
The Institute of Integral Technology is functioning under the sponsorship of the the Islamic Council for Productive Education. The raising the status of the institute is the result of untiring efforts and devotion of the institute's executive director, Syed Waseem Akhtar and his team and the blessing of late Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi who had laid its foundation stone. It was because of their efforts that a college turned into a university in a brief period of only six years. This university will admit 50 percent students belonging to the minority community and will introduce new courses and syllabus of its own choice. It will provide a good opportunity to students of minority community to receive quality education.
Address of the Integral University: Kursi Road, Lucknow 226 026; Tel.
(+91-522) 2890812, 2890730; fax: 2890809.
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