Professor Dheeraj Sanghi writes about the new IITs and how they are not eligible to award degrees in 2012 if the bill is not passed in the Parliament. I do not understand why the new IITs should award degrees for the batch graduating in 2012. IISER graduated a batch last year and they did not award any degrees but I am sure that the students are doing fine. They are also not eligible to award degrees because the NIT amendment bill has not been passed by the Parliament. However, you can be assured that the government is working hard to get this bill passed soon, maybe in the next couple of years. I think we place too much importance on awarding degrees.
Of course, I am being sarcastic.