Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) which was planned to be setup at Gulburga is now being shifted to Dharwad.
Twenty such institutes would be set up by the centre across the country.
IIIT will be established on a private-public partnership model, with Centre bearing 50 per cent of the cost of establishing the institute. The state government will bear 35 per cent, and industry will bear 15 per cent of the total cost. The capital expenditure will be around Rs 128 crore, while the Centre will provide partial support towards recurring expenditure of upto Rs 10 crore to the IIIT depending on requirements.
State Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said the IIIT was being shifted as Gulbarga already had two universities. ESIC is also establishing a medical college and hospital in Gulbarga. Since there is a constraint on land, it was decided to shift the IIIT to Dharwad.
PS: State Government of Karnataka, there is one place known as Belgaum in your state which also houses the states Technological university. Dharwad already has TWO universities- KUD and University of Agricultural sciences. Isnt there a Land constraint in Dharwad after all industries, colleges are opened there.