National Law School (NLS) and Indian Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT) pitched to be built in City Nagpur is close to realization, this December, in the forthcoming winter session of Maharashtra legislature. Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra’s minister for higher and technical education stated that the government shall be tabling proposals to set up these Law and IT institution during aforementioned session.
The other institutions, NLS for Mumbai & Aurangabad have already been shown green signal by the State’s Cabinet. Nagpur IIIT will be the first one in Maharashtra, which has only three centrally-sponsored institutions being IIT in Mumbai, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University (MGIHU) in Vardha, and Indian Institute of Mass Communication ( IIMC) in Amravati.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had signed the document for NLS (Nagpur), meant to discuss it in the cabinet meeting on 26 September 2013, as told by Rajesh Tope. After cabinet’s approval, the same proposal would be tabled in the assembly for further discussions.
A suitable land of at least 100 acres in or near the city is also being identified for the construction of the institute, as informed by Dilip Patil (Joint Director for Higher Education).
Rajesh Tope confirmed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to be the third partner in the set up of IIIT Nagpur, while other two being centre and state government. He further added, for setting up IIIT Nagpur, the centre would be giving Rs.100 crore, the state to contribute Rs. 35 crore, all the while Rs. 20 crore to be supplied in by IT major TCS.
CM Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar assure to establish 3 NLS in Maharashtra, the cities being Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. By now, India has 14 NLS with only one in each state.