The proposal to set up 20 IIITs in the country, at an approximate cost of Rs. 128 crore, was an initiative by the Union HRD Ministry.
It has been planned to set up the IIITs through the public-private partnership mode.
Participating at the Third annual celebrations of ICT Academy, Sridhar said the first institute will be set up in Sethurapatty, near Tiruchirapalli.
He said some of the top software companies, including Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant and Infosys have evinced interest for setting up the IIIT in Tamil Nadu.
He said there was a need to bring in some more IT companies for setting up the project in the State.
It is very fascinating to know that India is going to have 20 more IIIT's in a next few years. These upcoming Institutes may give more value to Education sector in India as well as interest among students in higher education. The Government, has finally approved the bills for these institutes.
The bills have already been cleared/passed the Government of Higher Education. Click here to know about the Bills Passed For 20 New IIIT's.