20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology to be set up during 11th Plan to overcome manpower shortage: Union HRD Ministry

To address the increasing skill challenges of the Indian IT industry and growth of the domestic IT market, this HRD Ministry intends to establish 20 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) during the XIth Plan. Although, the proposal is for setting up all twenty IIITs in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, since industry participation may not be forthcoming in some States like in the North East, it is proposed that IIITs in the North East may be set up by the Central Government with contributions from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER).

Besides this, 300 polytechnics are to be set up through PPP by the State Government/Union Territories with roughly 1/4th of the cost of capital assets being provided by the Government of India with a ceiling of Rs.3 crore. These 300 Polytechnics will be selected in consultation with State Government/Union Territories, various industrial organizations such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHD Chamber of Commerce, etc.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

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