Source: Deccan Herald
Momentum gathered for establishment of Institute of Technology (IIT) at Belgaum. The Union govt. has announced one IIT for the state.
More than 120 MLAs and MLCs signed a memorandum addressed to the Union Human Resources minister demanding the establishment of IIT at Belgaum.
The memorandum stated that, higher technical education is a key element of the emerging knowledge economy and Belgaum known as knowledge city with well connectivity, industrial growth, social and pleasant environment with cosmopolitan culture, was suitable for the establishment of IIT.
Earlier in the week MLA Abhay Patil had a meeting of academicians and industrialists at Belgaum, where the matter was discussed and a need for a IIT in Belgaum was called for and unified efforts will be put in to get the IIT to town was discussed.