Rs 7K cr for permanent campuses of Dharwad, 5 other IITs

The Union Cabinet on Friday gave its approval for allocating Rs 7,002 crore for the construction of permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad and other five new IITs.

As per the Cabinet's approval, construction of permanent campuses for these six new IITs has to be completed by March 31, 2020.

"Each campus will have facility for housing 1,200 students, beginning from the academic year 2020-2021," the Human Resource Development Ministry said.

The fund approved by the Union Cabinet on October 24 is meant for its utlisation in the first phase of the construction of permanent campus of the six new IITs. The detailed project report for construction of the permanent campuses was prepared by a team from the mentor institutes of these IITs.

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