Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar shall be inaugurating the transit campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
IIT Jammu has a total of 90 students for its maiden academic session 2016. Each of 30 students are enrolled in computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering for the academic session.
As on August 2, 2016, the parliament has passed a bill in regard to opening 6 new IITs across the country including Jammu and Tirupathi. Under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016, which was approved by the Rajya Sabha by voice vote, IITs will also be started in Palakkad (Kerala), Goa, Dharward (Karnataka) and Bhilai (Chhattisgarh). [To read the complete story, click here]
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the Department of Higher Education, Jammu & Kashmir and the Department of Higher Education in the HRD Ministry, on May 1, 2016.
This has paved the way for transfer of land of the actual site measuring 159 hectare at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu for setting up the IIT campus.
According to PTI, the construction of transit campus spread over 25 acres within the actual site will start soon, he said.