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IIT Goa to start academic sessions with 100 students this year

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The proposed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Goa is expected to start operating from this academic year, with an intake of 100 students for the first-year degree course.

The temporary campus of IIT Goa will be set up at the Goa Engineering College (GEC) campus at Farmagudi, Ponda, as approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Admissions to IIT Goa will be based on the JEE Advanced 2015 results. The state government and MHRD are currently in the process of finalizing a suitable site for the permanent campus of the Goa IIT.

IIT Goa to start academic sessions this year

The Union Budget 2014 included various positive initiatives and allocation for the education sector, which included setting up five new IITs in Jammu, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

The five new IITs will be established in collaboration with foreign institutes, as per reports. The new IIT in Goa is expected to be set up in partnership with reputed institutes based in the United States (US).

The plans regarding the associating nations for the remaining proposed IITs will be worked out soon. Some of the older IITs were also set up with foreign collaboration.

Currently there are 13 IITs, with eight newer IITs set up between 2008 and 2011. The newer IITs are plagued by several issues, including lack of quality faculty and infrastructural facilities.

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