There are seven IITs in India in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati, Kanpur and Chennai. Now, the central government has approved another Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Rajasekhara Reddy has announced it in the state assembly on Tuesday.
He said that the union human resource development (HRD) ministry has approved to establish a new IIT at Isnapur near Sanga Reddy in Medak district. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi once represented Medak in the Lok Sabha.
Establishing another IIT was a part of the 11th Five-Year Plan. Two more IITs would be established in two different states.
According to the CM,
the HRD ministry has requested the state government to allot 500-600 acres of land free of cost, with good infrastructure such as road, rail and air connectivity.
Y S Rajasekhara Reddy said further that the IIT in Medak would provide opportunities to a large number of our youngsters to pursue high quality technical education and would help to develop the backward Telangana region.