Saturday, July 15, 2006


IIT Bombay planning to set up satellite campus at Goa (May 2006 news)

IIT Bombay planning to set up satellite campus at Goa

May 16: The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay is planning to set
up its first satellite campus in India at Goa Engineering College
(GEC), Farmagudi, about 30 km from here, said State Director of
Technical Education, J Chandrasekhar.

"The Goa government will review its Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with IIT-Bombay to set up the IIT's satellite campus in Goa,"
Chandrasekhar told PTI.

"The MoU between Goa government and IIT-Bombay was signed five years
back which spoke of satellite campus which, however, did not
materialise," he said.

The State Technical Education chief said the IIT can also think
about adopting GEC.

"IIT-B can even think of adopting the GEC and if decision is taken
adoption will happen within a year," he said.

Both institutions will exchange its faculties which will enhance
GEC's standard of education, Chandrasekhar said adding, "during last
five years of association with IIT, there is large scale upgradation
of GEC campus."

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