14 new IIITs to be established
The government has approved the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), parliament was told Wednesday.
"Under the approved scheme of setting up 20 IIITs on a not-for-profit public private partnership, the central government has given approval for establishment in 14 states," Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The new IIITs would be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tripura.
As per the scheme, 50 to 100 acres of land will be provided free of cost by the concerned state government for setting up the IIITs.
(Posted on 19-02-2014)