The central government cabinet has approved over Rs 7,000 crore for construction of permanent campuses of six new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across the country. They are allotted for completion of phase 1 of proposed infrasturcture. Till date these IITs functioning from the campuses of established IITs or renowned institutions. According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), about Rs 20,304 crore were required for the construction of the permanent campuses over a period of seven years.
Hon'ble HRD minister informed the public via the tweet in which he stated that "6 new IITs announced by the Modi Government in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to get their permanent campuses".
6 new IITs announced by the Modi Government in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to get their permanent campuses #ExpansionofIITSystem pic.twitter.com/K1ppUhO3yJ — Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) October 27, 2017
The 6 IITs whose whose studenst future is going to take a spin are:
- IIT Goa - Mentored by IIT Bonbay and was operting fro the same campus.
- IIT Dharwad (Karnataka) - It was functioning from and was under the patronage of IIT Bombay
- IIT Palakkad ( Kerala ) - The temporary campus is situated in Ahalia School of Engineering and Technology, Palakkad.
- IIT Tirupati ( Andhra Pradesh) - The temporary campus is situated on the Tirupati–Renigunta road.
- IIT Bhilai ( Chhattisgarh ) - The temporary campus is situated in Government Engineering Colleges in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
- IIT Jammu - Mentored by IIT delhi and started its first batch from a temporary campus located at Paloura , in the year 2016.
As of now, these IITs can accomadate a total strength of 1,530 students. and after completetion of phase 1, this strength will go up to 7,200. Academic sessions of the IITs at Tirupati and Palakkad started in 2015-16 and at Dharwad, Bhilai, Jammu and Goa in 2016-17 from their respective temporary campuses, as mentioned above.
The official release mentioned that
The Union Cabinet on October 24, 2017 approved a Rs 7,002 crore plan for construction of permanent campuses for six new IITs, to be completed by March 31, 2020.
As per the NDTV report the following conclusions can be drawn:
- The total cost for running these IITs is Rs. 1,411.80 crore and will be incurred between 2015-16 and 2018-19.
- Each new IIT campus will have an initial intake of 180 students in its first year which would increase to 450 in the second year and to 928 (840 Undergraduates, 80 Postgraduates and 8 PhDs) in the third year of their operation.
- The new IITs will be operated from their temporary campuses for the initial period of three years before shifting to their permanent campuses in the 4th year.
- Each IIT will have a sanctioned strength of faculty members, with a faculty-student ratio of 1:10.