Goa govt hands over land for developing IIT
The new campus is expected begin operations in two years
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant handed over the documents of transfer of land admeasuring 10 lakh m2 for developing the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa.
The state government has identified land at Melauli village of Sattari taluka in the north-east of Goa after two previous sites at Canacona in south Goa and Sanguem saw opposition from local residents.
The identified land was vetted by a site selection Committee of MHRD paving the way for the Directorate of Technical Education to conduct codal formalities required for handing over the land.
The development of IIT was allotted to Goa by the Central government in 2014 and the new IIT started functioning from July 2016 in a temporary campus housed at Goa Engineering College (GEC) Campus located at Farmagudi, Goa.
At present, it offers BTech courses in three core and one non-core branches, namely Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mathematics and Computing. Apart from this, it also offers MTech and PhD courses.
The new campus is expected begin operations in two years.