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English Release 23-September 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President congratulates medal winners in Asian Games 2014
  • President of India’s message on the eve of Republic Day of Trinidad and Tobago
  • President congratulates medal winners in Asian games 2014
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • LET’S EMPOWER WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION : VICE PRESIDENT
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM to hold first Radio Programme on October 3
  • PM greets the people of Saudi Arabia on their National Day
  • PM greets the nation on Mahalaya
  • J&K CM calls on PM
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Shri Radha Mohan Singh Urges Canada to Invest in Indian Agro Infrastructure
  • Min of Civil Aviation
  • AAI Signs MoU with US Agency
  • AAI Markets Indian Airports at World Route Forum
  • Min of Culture
  • SAARC Culture Ministers’ Meet to Chart out 2014-17 Action Plan
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • Text of the Intervention made by Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar during Major Economies Forum meeting at New York on 22nd September, 2014
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • J&K health infrastructure needs urgent revival
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Clarification
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • National Convention on Inclusive Education of Children with Special Needs Held
  • Min of Mines
  • Mineral Production during July 2014
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 95.43 per bbl on 22.09.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Railways Lifts both Men & Women Championships at Senior National Powerlifting Championship held at Goa
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Asian Games 2014
  • Min of Textiles
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar to Chair Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers Tomorrow
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Ideas, Innovation, Investments and Implementation key to ‘Reinventing the India Story’ says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
  • Planning Commission
  • Aadhaar has enrolled one –fourth of UP’s residents, Crosses 5 Crore mark

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Cabinet17-July, 2008 13:43 IST
Setting up of eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and conversion of IT-BHU into in IIT
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for:

1. Setting up of eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and at Indore in Madhya Pradesh at a total cost of Rs.6080 crore (@ Rs.760 crore per IIT) for 6 years period, and consequently approval for forming of Societies for creating legal entities for the new IITs.

2. In order to operationalise the IITs, the creation of one post each of Director and Registrar, for each of the eight IITs, as well as approval for creation of 30 faculty posts per year in the first three years and granting pay scale of Rs.26000 per month (fixed) to each Director of an IIS (existing as well as new).

3. In principle approval for taking over the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University – a constituent unit of the Banaras Hindu University, a Central University, its conversion into an Indian Institute of Technology and integrating it with the IIT system in the country.

The approval would benefit in increasing the output of high quality Engineering and Science graduates, post graduates and Ph.D.s, Teachers for Engineering and Science subjects at College/University level and R&D and Intellectual Property generation in Engineering and Science.

It will be able to provide high quality education to some more bright students as now hardly 2% of about 3 lakh students who appear in Joint Entrance Test of IITs can get admissions in IITs.

It would also address State/Region specific technology related problems of States/UTs situated in the IITs’ “Zones”.

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