Monday, April 23, 2007


IIT to be Setup between Bihta and Koilwar

IIT to be Setup between Bihta and Koilwar

Patna: April 18, 2007

The state government has decided to allot 500 acres of land between Bihta and Koilwar to set up the branch of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur branch, sources in Patna said on Monday.

The area identified for the IIT campus is easily accessible by road and is less than 50 kilometers from Patna airport.

A visit from the Central Human Resources Ministry and IIT Kanpur officials is expected soon and once the area selected is approved by them, the government will initiate steps to acquire the land, sources said.

Officials said that in the beginning, the Bihta campus will be used as a branch of the IIT Kanpur but later will be accorded full autonomy.

Whether this arrangement is sound and in favor of the long term interest of Bihar, only time will tell.

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