Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The Cabinet had approved establishment of eight new IITs with an estimated cost of Rs 6,080 crore.The Government had also approved creation of 30 faculty posts per year in the first three years of establishment of each of the new IITs, besides approving posts of a director and registrar.Six of the eight IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan would start their academic session this year while the remaining two in Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pardesh will begin teaching in 2009.New IITs will be mentored by the existing ones. The IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat would start the academic session with 120 students each for B.Tech programmes through temporary campuses and would be mentored by IITs of Madras, Guwahati and Bombay respectively.The IITs of Rajasthan, Punjab and Orissa would start their classes in the campuses of their mentor IITs at Kanpur, Delhi and Kharagpur respectively.The aspirants for the post of directors can send their applications directly to the Ministry, while the eminent persons can also nominate candidates and send their recommendations to the selection committee.

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