New Institutions of Higher Education To Be Set Up in India

New Institutions of Higher Education To Be Set Up in India

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The Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani stated in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question today that as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, the Government of India shall take steps to establish one Indian Institute of Management (IIM), one Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), one National Institute of Technology (NIT), one Central University and a Tribal University, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), one Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), a Petroleum University, one Agriculture University, one National Institute of Disaster Management and an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) type of institute, in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh. In the state of Telangana, one Horticulture University and one Tribal University are proposed to be established as per the Act. Details of locations and budgetary provisions for these institutions are yet to be finalised.

In addition to the above, the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech, 2014-15 has announced setting up four new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in the States of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala. Besides these, IIMs are proposed to be established in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab. AIIMS type of institutions, are also proposed to be set up, one each in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Two institutions of excellence like the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam and Jharkhand, one Agriculture University in the State of Rajasthan and one Horticulture University in the State of Haryana are also proposed. A Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities in Madhya Pradesh is also proposed to be set up. Details of locations and budgetary provisions are yet to be finalised.

Source: Press Information Bureau


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