The government will set up three new Indian Institutes
of Technology (IITs) in Bihar, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh,
minister of state for human resource development Purandeswari
informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research
(IISERs) in Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram and two new
Schools of Planning and Architecture in Vijayawada and
Bhopal are proposed to be set up during the twelfth plan
period, she said in the written reply.
government also proposes to set up 20 new Indian Institutes
of Information Technology (IIITs) in various states in
partnership with the private sector.
the government will upgrade infrastructure facilities
in one polytechnic in each of the 177 specially identified
districts in the country, she said.
proposal comes amidst a huge shortfall in faculty at the
existing IITs in the country. While the setting up of
additional IITs and new IISERs on the lines of the IISc
are justifiable, the country does not produce enough PhDs
in sciences to man these new institutions.
will depend on finding enough trained and qualified manpower
to staff these new IITs as well as setting up the requisite
infrastructure in new facilities and services.