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Establishment of new IITs with foreign help

The Central Government is planning to establish five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) announced in this year's budget with the assistance of foreign countries.

Sep 23, 2014 12:22 IST
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Establishment of new IITs with foreign help:
The Central Government is planning to establish five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) announced in this year's budget with the assistance of foreign countries, just in the way the earlier IITs (IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Delhi) were established during the 1950 and 1960. The proposed IIT in Goa may be established with the collaboration of well-known institutions and Universities of the United States. The earlier IITs in Mumbai (then Bombay), Chennai (then Madras), Kanpur and Delhi were established in collaboration with the erstwhile Russia (then USSR), then West Germany, USA and the UK respectively. Help in establishing the IIT in Goa by the american Universities and institutions will be finalised once the two countries sign a joint declaration of intent.
These countries and Universities also helped IITs in building various centres, research labs and important educational facilities as in IIT-Kanpur, the Universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of California etc. provided special training to the faculties and awarded the PhD. and M. Tech. degrees to some of them initially under the KIAP agreement.
Right now there are 16 IITs in the country (except the five new IITs declared in the budget for 2014-15), out of which 8 are announced in the last few years. Most of the new IITs are operating from its temporary campus right now.


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