20 IIITs to come up on public-private partnership mode

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20 IIITs to come up on public-private partnership mode
New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has prepared a public-private-partnership model for setting up 20 IIITs under which the expenditure could be shared in the ratio of 85 to 15 between the government and industry.

"The government of India has a scheme of setting up new IIITs under PPP mode," Minister of State in the HRD ministry D. Purandeswari said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha recently.

According to a note prepared by the Ministry for these projects, each Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would be set up at an investment of Rs 200 crore and the government would bear 85 per cent of the expenditure.

Of the 85 per cent spending, the Centre would provide for 50 per cent and the state government would bear 35 per cent of the expenditure. It means the Centre will provide Rs 100 crore while the state government will give Rs 70 crore and the industry will provide Rs 30 crore for setting up of each IIT.

"The scheme is yet to be approved by the cabinet. The location and other details of the new IIITs will depend upon the schemes finally approved," the Minister added.

At present, India has four IIITs at Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) and Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu).
Source: IANS
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1: this is a gr8 news but give some more info like the web address from where we can get more information
Posted by:vibhakar - 30 Jul, 2010
2: It's very nice but it should be available for all. i mean for every student who is unable to pay large amount of fees. The institution should maintain its quality and quantity with excellent faculty and every thing. But these should be in every state.
Posted by:srivangipuram sri harsha - 30 Jul, 2010
3: One should be opened in Bihar also. As it is not having any IIIT. Every state should get one.
Posted by:Santosh Kumar - 30 Jul, 2010
4: IIT AT ALMORA OR AT HALDWANI IN NAINITAL DISTRICT MUST BE OPENED SOON LET DR NISHANK HON.BLE CHIEF MINISER OF UTTRAKHAND AND TATA MOTORES LTD. TAKE UP THE MATTER WITH HRD MINISTRY . SIDCUL AT RUDRAPUR AND TATA MOTERS AT PANTNAGAR MAY TAKE INITIATIVE SINCE THIS IS THE MAJOR INDUSSTIRAL HUB NOW BUT THERE IS NO IIT NEAR BY EXCEPT ONE IN ROORKEE A REMOTE PLACE FOR HILLY PEOPLE OF UTTRAKHAND UTTRAKHAND GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM OTHER STATES AND IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION. THEY INSTEAD OF PROMOTING SANSKRIT PROPOGANDA MUST PROPOGATE TECHNICAL EDUCATION IF THEY WANT TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL STREAM SANSKRIT IS NOT GOING TO HELP PEOPLE OF UTTRAKHAND BUT IITs WILL ! NAVIN PANDEY JAGESHWAR ALMORA
Posted by:NAVIN PANDEY - 29 Jul, 2010
5:
Uttarakhand is our heritage state so we have to promote sanskrit more than technology because jobs are in sanskrit much mopre than technology.

Shiv Kumar- New Delhi
shiv kumar Replied to: NAVIN PANDEY - 29 Jul, 2010
6:
Pl correct factual error. It is IIIT and not IIT.
RKJ Replied to: shiv kumar - 29 Jul, 2010
7: IIIT, Bhubaneswar is very much born, operational, hale and healthy too.
Posted by:AnantaRaoM - 29 Jul, 2010
8: very nice step towards IT education growth
Posted by:vivekanjan - 29 Jul, 2010
9: Last para is complete non sense ... India's best IIIT, Hyderabad(www.iiit.ac.in) is not mentioned ... IIIT-Bangalore (www.iiitb.ac.in)is also forgotten .. god save the media and news ...
Posted by:anonymous - 29 Jul, 2010
10:
IIIT Hyderabad and IIIT Banglore are private institute , not established by goverment ,
They are International Institute of IT ..
IIIT Allahabad and other mentioned above are fully funded by Govt. name as Indian isntitute of IT .
manoj Replied to: anonymous - 30 Jul, 2010
11:
dude these ones are privately owned...
checkout their full forms...
anony Replied to: anonymous - 29 Jul, 2010
12:
but both were under Ministry of HRD, when started, I suppose. And fullform was Indian Instt of Info Tech. When was these both given to private?
pramod Replied to: anony - 29 Jul, 2010
13:
dude i don't think u know much about IIIT hyderabad search it on google and u will no it b8r its an international institute not an indian dear :)
and so is the IIIT bangalore :)
I pity on u :P
ZaY Replied to: anonymous - 29 Jul, 2010
14:
The HRD Ministry initiative for a public-private-partnership model for setting up 20 IIITs under which the expenditure could be shared in the ratio of 85 to 15 between the government and industry is laudable. It seems there is a name and fame attached to IITs. Otherwise the HRD could strengthen the existing NITs . It is easy and cheaper to improve the IITS rather than starting new IITs which is time consuming.

More over 15% Industry investment is too meagre. It should be at least 40%. Already Industrial Giants like TATAs,Birlas,Mahindras,Mittals etc.,besides IT Giants like Infosys,Wipro are leading Companies in their fields.

In the fields like Electronics and Computers there is a dearth of Faculty as most of them get fabulous offers from Industry and Abroad.

The first started IITS in Chennai, Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur and Kharagpur were having collaboration with other countries. That is why the financial crunch was not there.

HRD Ministry should ensure that quality should be the motto for the new IITS in the offing.

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore (AP), India
Posted by:Dr.A.Jagadeesh - 29 Jul, 2010
15:
Dr Jagadeesh, its not IITs, its IIITs - Indian Instt of Info Tech.
pramod Replied to: Dr.A.Jagadeesh - 29 Jul, 2010
16: Its a bold step taken up by the Govt. It will improve the Education in India and will also help in preventing the Brain Drain!
Posted by:Jai - 29 Jul, 2010
17: This is really great news for students but one more thing which is lacking in India is post graduation because of which many Indian students are going to abroad for higher education. If we have more universities like IISC then hope higher education problem will also gets solved soon.
Posted by:Amit - 29 Jul, 2010
18:
I agree with you. It may be possible in near future as HRD minister's planning is going to the right direction. Hope & wait as India is being developed country.
sudha asthana Replied to: Amit - 29 Jul, 2010
19: This will give the opportunity to many students...
I think a lot is needed to be done to improve higher education system...Govt should think about it more than providing many IITs and IIITs..
Posted by:kushagra - 28 Jul, 2010
20:
A lot of facilities and good infrastructure are two top priority things which should be given to a student pursuing higher studies..
Namrata Replied to: kushagra - 28 Jul, 2010
21: This will leverage the education process.....
many students can now look forward for their education at a minimal price.
Posted by:pooja - 28 Jul, 2010
22:
But the quality has to kept constant usually in verge of increasing the numbers they dilute the quality of the institutions
Aparna G V Replied to: pooja - 28 Jul, 2010
23:
i totally agree with this.Ive seen this happening in college.a NIT
KDV Replied to: Aparna G V - 29 Jul, 2010
24:
The above information is wrong. India has many IIITs. You forgot the first ever IIIT in Hyderabad to mention and also for you information there are IIITs in Bangalore , Delhi also .
Please update yourself !
Shantanu Replied to: KDV - 29 Jul, 2010
25:
The name may be same but the other ones you are mentioning has 'I' as international instead of India and all of the one you mentioned are private institutes.
Naqi Replied to: Shantanu - 29 Jul, 2010
26:
The report is correct. There are only 4 IIITs under Govt of India. Others are either private or under the state governments (e.g., IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Bangalore, IIIT Pune, IIITM Trivandrum, LMIIIT Jaipur, etc).
Don't blame the media just like that.
seb Replied to: Naqi - 29 Jul, 2010
27:
thats correct!....though we have IIIT hyd..and IIIT bangl...these are already under public private scheme with major expenses tolerated by private industry and moreover UGC had their names changed from 'Indian institutes' to 'International Institutes'..
saurabh Replied to: seb - 29 Jul, 2010
28:
Its really a wonderful idea.. PPP model can bring quality education in IIITs and also, many students will get opportunity to pursue higher education. Union government should also prepare some PPP model for IIM and IITs.
saravanan. A Replied to: saurabh - 30 Jul, 2010
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