With inputs from Blogger Satish Kumar
Strength of Unity never die or fail, for the first time in Belgaum all the eighteen MLA and two MPs and our industry bigwigs have come together and forged an alliance for further proceedings of establishment of IIT Belgaum, thanks to MLA Mr Abhay Patil who has taken the lead for this.
Like VTU though head quartered in Belgaum its center of excellence like Tool room R & D center and E learning studio is based in Mysore , Belgumites must not be discriminated anymore and we should have full fledge IIT here at Belgaum.
In past when Mr Mahima Patel was in H D Kumarswamy’s ministry at Delhi brought up the opening of International American University from USA at Belgaum but it never materialized. Hubli-Dharwad got IITB Banglore branch, Gulbarga got Central University and Bangalore have IISC, so it is Belgaum to have IIT now.
Belgaum which is an distinguished place for its industrial strata and acquired global accolades in industrial revolution from starting of Hydraulics to Coach building has got a very valid stand for ITT to be established soon here.
Most prominent personalities of City from Industries, Educational establishment came together and presented and shared information and further road map for establishment of Belgaum IIT which included, Industrialist Mr.Sudhir Dharekar, Mr Vinay Jathar of JP Foundries, Mr Vitthal Hegde(Hotelier) , Mr Naryan Pai (Hotelier) Mr Vishal Hangirkar and Educationalists ,Former IIT Prof Dr Joshi Mr Kori from VTU , KLE Principal Dr S.S. Pilly GIT Principal Dr.D. H. Rao BBCI President Mr .B. Kaggangi, Dr.A.BKalkundrikar (Director IMER), R K Patil (Vavya Labs) Adil Bandukwalla (Leading Minds).
Support from neighboring states too poured in, Two MPs from Goa & MLAs from Maharashtra mainly Kolhapur district have come forward in their interest and support for establishment of Belgaum IIT. I wish Mr Bommi district in charge Minister for Belgaum support this as well and stand by Belgaumites and why not?
This is was the first ever meeting and another will follow this Sunday, most probably. People gathered here have a nice idea for a IIT in Belgaum and we should encourage them to go to the Government and get IIT to Belgaum.
Belgaum is growing as an educational hub, just like Pune. In fact many years ago many people used to compare Belgaum with Pune as the weather was pleasant, but now things have changed in the latter too much with the former being as it was. With colleges like Jain Group, MBA courses in so many colleges like IMER, VTU, MATS, Bhartesh Global School, and AIMS etc. We already have the medical college of high repute in town and the BIMS will add more to it. The Ayurveda College which has been taken over by KLE is being re developed and high standard of Ayurvedic hospital will come up. Homeopathic colleges are already there and we have the state’s best engineering colleges in town. When we think of law or commerce or science or arts we have colleges older than our parent’s age. I guess by getting IIT to Belgaum or at least trying to get it will improve the face value of Belgaum.
Touch wood; let the IIT come to town.