Published On : Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

Land finalized for setting up IIIT in city, awaits Ministry’s nod, informs new CM Fadnavis

Devendra fadnavis

The land for proposed Indian Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT)  in Nagpur  has been finalized in Mouza Waranga. On July 25, the Central Committee had visited the  proposed site and the final report of the same has been sent to the Human Resource Development Ministry. As soon as Central Government gives its go ahead, the work for the IIIT will be started, informed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at press conference on Monday.

The IIIT will be set up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) with 50 per cent Central funding while State will share 25 percent and 25 PPP which  includes TCS and ADCC. The Government had in 2012 announced the setting up of IIIT in Nagpur.
New Government College of Engineering (GCoE)

Last year the State Government had also announced to set new Government College of Engineering (GCoE) in Nagpur, the construction of which is likely to start soon. The GCoE, which got approval of the State Government in the month of March, 2014, may begin its Academic Session for 2015-16 initially from the premises of Government Polytechnic College.

The GCoE, which is slated to come up on a 47-acre land at Mouza Wanjri, Khasra 50/1, 50/2 and 51 at a cost of Rs 89.39 crore, is awaiting the file clearance from Nagpur Improvement Trust(NIT).

In the initial stage, the GCoE will have branches like civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, telecommunications and computer science with intake capacity of 300 seats. About 71 teachers and 122 support staff and employees and a Principal  have been approved  for CGoE, said  Gulabrao Thakre.  It may be recalled that Gulabrao Thakre, former RTMNU Pro-VC Maheshkumar  Yenkie  and State EGS Minister Nitin Raut had strongly demanded setting up of GCoE in Nagpur and had pursued the demand consistently with State Government.