New IIITs to come up under public-private partnership

New Delhi, July 28 (Calcutta Tube) With vocational training high on the Human Resource Development Ministry’s agenda, government has decided to set up new Indian Institutes of Information Technologies under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

‘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 Wednesday.

‘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).

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