Tripura: Decks cleared for IIIT

August 17, 2012

Tripura will soon host an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) with the Centre having reportedly approved it. “Though a formal letter hasn’t been received by the state government as yet, we understand the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has issued a notification clearing the proposal for establishing an IIIT in Tripura,” Kishore Ambuly, secretary of higher education, informed media personnel in Agartala on July 13.
According to Ambuly, Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal had reacted favourably to the IIIT proposal during a recent visit to Tripura. The state government has already identified a 50-acre site at Bodhjungnagar, 12 km from Agartala, for the proposed IIIT to be established on the public-private partnership model, he said. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd and six private sector corporates based in West Bengal have agreed to invest the Rs.128 crore budgeted for const-ructing the proposed institute.

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