IIT, IIM, three central varsities for Seemandhra

IIT, IIM, three central  varsities for Seemandhra
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IIT, IIM, Three Central Varsities for Seemandhra, Telangana and Seemandhra Issue. The move is aimed at striking a balance between the two regions – Telangana and Seemandhra – as far as establishment of premier institutes are concerned.

  • HRD Ministry conveys its nod to Home Ministry
  • It also clears an IISER and an IIIT for the region

The move is aimed at striking a balance between the two regions – Telangana and Seemandhra – as far as establishment of premier institutes are concerned.

The HRD Ministry headed by M M Pallam Raju has given its nod for an IIT, an IIM and three central universities among other institutes for the Seemandhra region which has witnessed widespread resentment over the Centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Pallam Raju represents the Kakinanda constituency in Seemandhra.

The Ministry has conveyed its decision to the Home Ministry which had forwarded representations made by different stakeholders to it earlier in response to the GoM on Telangana inviting suggestions on bifurcation of the state. The decision would be placed before the GoM for consideration, sources in the Ministry said. The ministry has also cleared an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) for the region. The move is aimed at striking a balance between the two regions as far as establishment of premier institutes are concerned, though the end objective is to ensure that students derive maximum benefit, they said.

Rough estimate suggests an investment of around 7,000 crore for establishment of the institutes in the Seemandhra region. The ministry's decision assumes significance as the bifurcation of State will leave the Seemandhra region without any of the elite higher educational institutes which are mostly concentrated in Hyderabad in Telangana. In their representation, various stakeholders had suggested that all central institutions in Seemandhra should be backed by a bill and all national parties should sign it. "Most of the highly developed educational institutions are going to the state of Telangana. The Centre should immediately grant the above said institutions and they should come into operation within a year," the representations said.

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