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IIT Jammu campus to be inaugurated tomorrow

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 7:51 IST

Union minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the transit campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu on Saturday.

Javadekar, the Minister for Human Resource and Development, shall be inaugurating the IIT Jammu's transit campus on August 6, an official spokesman said.

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A total of 90 students have been enrolled at IIT Jammu- 30 each in computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering for the academic session, he said.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the Department of Higher Education, Jammu & Kashmir and the Department of Higher Education in the HRD Ministry, on May 1, 2016.

This has paved the way for transfer of land of the actual site measuring 159 hectare at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu for setting up the IIT campus.

The construction of transit campus spread over 25 acres within the actual site will start soon, he said.


First published: 5 August 2016, 6:14 IST