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20 new IITs to be set upnews
26 April 2007

New Delhi: The government plans to set up 20 new Indian Institutes of Technology across the country and the Union HRD ministry has submitted a proposal to this effect to the Planning Commission, according to its annual report for 2006-07.

The Planning Commission has suggested that the setting up of the new IITs could be considered under public-private participation, the report stated.

There are seven Indian Institutes of Technology and six Indian Institutes of Management in the country. The government recently decided to set up three new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan and the seventh IIM at Shillong, the report said.

Two new schools of Planning and Architecture are also proposed to be started at Vijayawada and Bhopal.

In addition to the existing Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Gwalior, Allahabad and Jabalpur, a new IIIT (Design and Manufacturing) has been approved to be set up at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, the report said.

The government has set up two Indian Institutes of Scientific Education and Research at Kolkata and Pune. One more such institute will be set up at Mohali, while two more are proposed -- one each in Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram.

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20 new IITs to be set up