The Union government has approved the proposal to set up 14 new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). As per the scheme, 50 to 100 crore of land will be provided free of cost by the concerned state government for setting up the IIITs.
"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," Minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The proposed new IIITs will be set up in Tripura, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Assam and Andhra Pradesh.
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