Jammu to get its own Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

| Monday, May 2, 2016 - 15:03
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Jammu to get its own Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)

MoU signed for setting IIT in Jammu

Jammu: The Kashmir Valley is all set to get its first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu. 
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi for setting up of IIT in Jammu. 
The MoU was signed by Hemant Kumar Sharma, Secretary, higher education department and Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi in presence of the deputy Nirmal Singh, Chief Minister of J&K. 
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About 625 acres of land has been approved at Jagti in Nagrota for the establishment of IIT Jammu. Regular classes will commence from the current session in the temporary campus.

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