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April2008

Indian Govt. Announces Locations of New IITs

The Government of India released an official press notice regarding the location of new IITs and other central institutes for higher education. The press note can be found at http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=36955.

Here are two excerpts from the press release:

Location of new IITs/ IIMs.
Location of 4 IITs (in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh), and one IIM (at Shillong) have already been announced. The Central Government has now decided to locate the remaining 4 IITs and 6 IIMs in the following States :-

  • IITs - Orissa, Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat and Punjab.
  • IIMs - Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Uttarakhand and Haryana In addition, it is also proposed to convert the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu University into an IIT. Admission to this Institute is already based on the IIT – Joint Entrance Examination.

State-wise List of Cities Identified for locating 14 Central Universities during the XIth Plan which would aim to achieve world class standards:

  State - City
1. Maharashtra - Pune
2. West Bengal - Kolkata
3. Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore
4. Karnataka - Mysore
5. Andhra Pradesh - Vishakapatanam
6. Gujarat - Gandhinagar
7. Rajasthan - Jaipur
8. Bihar - Patna
9. Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal
10. Kerala - Kochi
11. Punjab - Amritsar
12. Orissa - Bhubaneshwar
13. Uttar Padesh - Greater NOIDA
14. North Eastern Region - Guwahati
Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Apr 1, 2008, 5:42 am PDT    Filed under: Media    2 Comments »
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