Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani for approving Goa’s first IIT centre.
“Goa takes one more step towards becoming a knowledge centre,” tweeted Parrikar who is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology and a former Goa chief minister. 
Earlier this month a team from the HRD ministry was in Goa to inspect a 280-acre site at Loliem in South Goa, which had been shortlisted for setting up the premier educational institution. 
Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that the upcoming Indian Institute of Technology in Goa would be mentored by IIT Mumbai. 

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