Monday, 6 July, 2009

Budget 2009 - more allocation for expansion of IITs, NITs

According to the Union Budget 2009, over 2000 Crore, in addition to the Rs 7,596 allocated in the Interim Budget, has been allocated for higher education and technical education expansion for expansion of IITs and NITs.

The government proposes to set up eight new IITs, seven IIMs, 10 NITs and 20 IIITs in the Eleventh Plan period (2007-12). This apart, it plans to set up 30 new central universities, a national tribal university, five new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research and two new Schools of Planning and Architecture.

In addition, Rs 25 cr each for AMU campuses in Murshidabad and Mallapuram. Online job exchange to be started with private partnership.

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