The very first Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Maharashtra has got approval letter to get set up in the outskirts of Nagpur. This would be the first of its kind institute in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Glad to inform that Maharashtra gets its first Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). It will be located at Nagpur.”
In his tweet Fadnavis announced that, “The Government of Maharashtra received the IIIT approval letter today. Thanks to Union HRD Ministry.” He has also thanked the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani for approving the project and set it in Nagpur. Earlier the institute had two choices among Pune and Nagpur to get established. Finally Nagpur had got away with the approval from the ministry. The establishment of this institute is bound to help students going out to different states for better education. It would help provide them with world class education and infrastructure right at their locality and would improve their quality of technical studies a mile.
The HRD Ministry has previously in 2008 decided to set up IIITs, which was part of their 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12). It was announced to address the challenges that the IT industry faced back then and was committed to cater to the growth of domestic market in India. The decision to establish 20 IIITs were made on a private-public partnership (PPP) in the entire country. In this partnership the Centre along with the state and the industry included would become the stakeholders.