Friday, March 28, 2008

Center agrees for an IIT in Orissa on March 28th, 2008

Mission Accomplished! Title of the blog is not being changed to preserve a historical account of the movement to correct an injustice and get an IIT to Orissa.

More details on the road to an IIT in Orissa is at

See for information on IIT Bhubaneswar.

Details of the PIB that mentions an IIT in Orissa is as follows:

Ministry of Human Resource Development


11:55 IST

The 11th Five Year Plan, endorsed by the National Development Council in December, 2007, envisages, inter-alia, establishment of the following new higher education institutions in the Central sector:

A Technical Education Institutions

· 8 Indian Institutes of Technology

· 7 Indian Institutes of Management

B Central Universities

· 14 Universities aiming at world class standards

· 16 Universities in States which do not have a Central University at present

2. Out of the above new institutions, location decisions had already been taken in the case of 4 IITs and one IIM. Hon’ble Prime Minister has since approved the proposals made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, for the location of the remaining institutions as per the details given below.

Location of new IITs/ IIMs.

3. Location of 4 IITs (in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh), and one IIM (at Shillong) have already been announced. The Central Government has now decided to locate the remaining 4 IITs and 6 IIMs in the following States :-

IITs - Orissa, Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat and Punjab

IIMs - Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Uttarakhand and Haryana In addition, it is also proposed to convert the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu University into an IIT. Admission to this Institute is already based on the IIT – Joint Entrance Examination.

Location of 14 World Class Universities

4. As regards 14 Central Universities aiming at world class standards, it has been considered necessary that these are located in or near selected large cities which would automatically have the kind of connectivity and infrastructure which such universities would need. Accordingly, it has been decided to locate one such University in each of the 14 States/Region as shown in the enclosed List, and to request concerned State Governments to identify adequate land in or near the selected cities.

Location of 16 Central Universities in Uncovered States

5. 16 States which do not have a Central University at present, and which will get one Central University each in the 11th Plan are Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa. Of these, in three States, existing State Universities will be taken over by the Central Government and converted into Central Universities. These three Universities are Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar (in Madhya Pradesh), Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (in Chhattisgarh), and Goa University.

6. Establishment of IITs, IIMs and Central Universities in the above States is subject to State Governments offering adequate land at suitable locations, free of cost, for the purpose. Each of the concerned State Government is being requested to offer land accordingly. Actual establishment of these institutions would however depend, among other things, on how quickly the concerned State Governments respond by allotting adequate land at suitable locations.

State-wise List of Cities Identified for locating 14 Central Universities during the XIth Plan which would aim to achieve world class standards

State City

1. Maharashtra - Pune

2. West Bengal - Kolkata

3. Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore

4. Karnataka - Mysore

5. Andhra Pradesh - Vishakapatanam

6. Gujarat - Gandhinagar

7. Rajasthan - Jaipur

8. Bihar - Patna

9. Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal

10. Kerala - Kochi

11. Punjab - Amritsar

12. Orissa - Bhubaneshwar

13. Uttar Padesh - Greater NOIDA

14. North Eastern Region - Guwahati


Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD

PIB, New Delhi; Chatra 08, 1930,March 28, 2008