No New IIT Proposals in India! government says

On 8th August 2022, announced made by Ministry of India that “there will be no IIT’s India in the recent future”

Subhas Sarkar, who is the union minister of state for education, also answered the written question in Lok Sabha, “Presently there is no proposal to establish any new IIT in the country.”

The reason is that the cost that the government is using to build new IITs is high. In the Budget of 2014-15 (Fiscal Year), it was announced that five new IITs will be established in the following states: Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Goa”

A similar announcement has been made in the budget of 2015-16 regarding the establishment of a new IIT in Karnataka and the transformation of the Indian School of Mines into an IIT.

Subhas Sarkar said, “Accordingly, in 2015 academic sessions started at IITs at Tirupati and Palakkad, and in 2016 academic sessions started at IITs at Bhilai, Jammu, Goa, and Dharwad. IIT Kanpur and IIT (BHU) Varanasi are also operational in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The government authorised a temporary campus for these six new operational IITs, which later approved the establishment of the permeant campus for these new IITs, which is on Phase-A at seven thousand and two crores, which also includes the remaining cost funds authorised for temporary campuses.

People are also stating to improve existing IITs rather than establishing New IITs in India.

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