Date: 9th May 2012
Jharkhand's share of setting up one such institute is still awaiting final clearance over availability of hassle-free land.
The Tata Steel will take initiative for setting up a hi-tech Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Jharkhand. Chief Minister Arjun Munda in a meeting with HM Nerurkar, MD of Tata Steel has given his nod to help set up IIIT in the State.
The Union Cabinet had decided on December 7, 2010 to establish 20 IIITs across the country on a Private-Public- Partnership model and Jharkhand’s share of setting up one such institute is still awaiting final clearance over availability of hassle-free land.
During the course of discussions, Chief Minister- Munda asked the head of Tata steel to ensure basic amenities like water, electricity, health and education in its command area. Nerurkar apprised him about the ongoing welfare activities of the company. He said that that the company is dedicated towards growth of the State and will ensure implementing its social obligations.
In a statement, Nerurkar said that setting up of IIIT has become all the more important especially after the set up of Central University, the Legal University and Indian Institute of Management in the state. As of now, four of the 20 new IIITs have been set up in the country– Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kancheepuram. The fifth is coming up in Tiruchillapalli.