Nagpur: In its very first year of inception, the seats of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Nagpur) have been fully occupied. The IIIT-Nagpur is the very first IIIT approved in Maharshtra. Even though it is the new institute set up in Nagpur, the students have shown their trust in the institue and all the 80 seats have been fully occupied.
The land handover procedure for IIIT has been done and ` 4 crore has been given for its development, informed chief minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Sunday. After period of long wait the academic session of the IIIT-Nagpur will begin from August. CM took a review meeting regarding IIIT at Hyderabad House on Sunday. Those prominently present during the review meeting were Union minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekar Bawankule, principal secretary, higher and technical education, maharashtra Sitaram Kunte, chairman, Board of Governors of VNIT Vishram Jamdar, associate dean, IIIT Dr A G Kothari and K N Dakhle. During the meeting Kunte briefed about the government’s facility provided to IIIT.
“Initially the IIIT -Nagpur will function from the temporary campus at the Regional Telecom Training Centre (RTTC) of BSNL. The admission process here has been completed and 9 head of the departments have already been appointed. And 74 posts have been approved here,” informed CM Fadnavis.
Fadnavis further said that the IIIT is a premier institute of the country and the IIIT-Nagpur should maintain its standards from the begining itself.
He directed the concerned officers that even the temporary campus should be Smart and digitalised. District collector Sachin Kurve has been appointed as the co-ordinator for the setting up of IIIT.