GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of: Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF: HIGHER EDUCATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1500
TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.08.2015
Setting up of IIT in Karnataka
1500. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Ministry has received any recommendations from State Government for setting up of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Karnataka; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and the decision taken thereon?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)
(a) & (b): The State Government has identified land in Raichur (688 acres), Mysore (499 acres) and Dharwad (500-600 acres) free from legal encumbrances for establishment of an IIT in Karnataka. The finalization of the land for setting up of an IIT in Karnataka will be consequent upon the recommendation made by the Site Selection Committee being set up for the purpose of assessing the suitability of these sites identified by the State Government of Karnataka.