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 –
â€œThe human resource development ministry has granted â€œin-principleâ€ approval to IITs at Palakkad (Kerala) and Mandi (Himachal), but is yet to officially inform even the statesâ€™ governments.â€
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.
â€œThe 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,â€ a source said.
Source: The Telegraph