The government, in a Parliament session on 19 February has approved the proposal of the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) across the different states of the country.
The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, "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".
As per the proposal, the new IIITs would be launched in the following States -- Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tripura.
To set up the IIITs, 50 to 100 acres of land will be provided free of cost by the concerned state government, as laid out in the scheme.
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