14 new IIITs to be established, Shashi Tharoor says

Feb 28, 2014 by

Source: Times of India | February 19, 2014

NEW DELHI: The government has approved the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Parliament was told on Wednesday.

“Under the approved scheme of setting up 20 IIITs on a not-for-profit public-private partnership, the central government has given approval for establishment in 14 states,” Minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The new IIITs would be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tripura.

TCS Insights: The rise in number of establishments to provide higher education to students comes at a fortunate time as India is currently witnessing increases in post-secondary enrolment. The distribution of the schools is also a needed benefit to the country as higher education has been thought to not be accessible enough potential students.