An IIT for Himachal In The Pipeline – News Report

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Shimla: Hopes of an IIT for Himachal may not have been totally dashed for national daily The Telegraph quoting unnamed senior government officials in Delhi says –

“The human resource development ministry has granted “in-principle” approval to IITs at Palakkad (Kerala) and Mandi (Himachal), but is yet to officially inform even the states’ governments.”

The news report goes onto add –

HRD minister Arjun Singh is expected to touch upon the possibility of an IIT in Himachal while replying to a question in Parliament early next week, sources said. But he will not make any commitment and will not even mention Kerala.

“The news of an IIT in Himachal, though not communicated formally, has been leaked to some government officials there. But the minister will not commit to it,” a source said.

Source: The Telegraph

Editor-Reporter with Hill Post, Ravinder Makhaik as a journalist has for over two decades worked for India’s leading newspapers and television networks.

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