Thursday, July 24, 2008


104 students of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering of IIT Bhubaneswar will start their classes on the IIT Kharagpur campus.The Bhubaneswar institute is one of the six IITs opening this year, but a site for the institute has not yet been finalised in the Orissa capital.While Kharagpur is taking the responsibility of Bhubaneswar, Kanpur is doing it for Rajasthan, Chennai for Hyderabad, Delhi for Punjab, Mumbai for Gujarat and Guwahati for Patna.According to the Centre’s specifications, 600 to 1,000 acres are required to set up an IIT. The site should also be close to an airport, railway station and national highway. Besides, two million gallons of water should be available every day.Orissa Government has searched 900-acre plot near Banki, 62km from Bhubaneswar airport and close to the Mahanadi.

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