Government Move on ICT Campus in Capital

Published: 14th April 2016 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 05:18 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR:  The State Government has asked Skill Development and Technical Education Department to study the proposal of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai for setting up a campus in the City.

The project proposal submitted by Vice Chancellor of ICT, Mumbai GD Yadav was discussed at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here recently.

Former Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya explained the potential for research and development in chemical technology in the State and the role the proposed ICT campus will play in tapping the potential for economic growth of Odisha.

The ICT Mumbai proposal entails capital expenditure of `400 crore and requirement of about 200 acres of land in the vicinity of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and IIT, Bhubaneswar.

The Chief Secretary asked the Department to examine the proposal in terms of its cost and benefit to the State.

ICT, Mumbai, an elite deemed university, has been invited by the State Government to roll out a large-scale facility in Bhubaneswar.

Last year, Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra had written to Education Minister of Maharashtra requesting him for an ICT campus in the State.

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