MoU signed to set up 3 new IIITs under PPP mode

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Saturday signed MoUs for establishing three Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) at Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune, through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode, an official statement said.

The institutes are expected to bring out high quality IT manpower required for building up IT industry in the country.

The agreements has been signed by Higher Education Secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi and officials of Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Motors, ADCC Infocad, Nagpur and Hubtown, Mumbai, said the human resource development ministry statement.

With this, the total number of IIITs in the PPP mode has gone up to 16, leaving four more to be set up for which a schedule has been fixed for January 2016, it added.

IIIT-Ranchi will operate from the Old Judicial Academy in the Administrative Training Institute, Ranchi admitting 120 students for the year 2016-17 through JEE 2016 examination. The institution will be mentored by NIT-Jamshedpur.

IIIT-Nagpur will be set up in the BMIT Campus (temporary campus) with the participation of ADCC Infocad and TCS. The Maharashtra government has identified 88 acres of land for setting up a permanent campus.

IIIT-Pune will be set up in the Siddhant Engineering College (temporary campus) and the permanent campus will be constructed at Chakan for which the state government has identified 100 acres of land. 120 students will be admitted in 2016 through JEE-2016.

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