Monday, November 27, 2006


Kalam to lay foundation of IIIT in Bhubaneswar

Kalam to lay foundation of IIIT in Bhubaneswar
Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

With growing urban amenities, increasing number of technical institutions and numerous global and local corporate entities queuing up for investment in the State, the Government has decided to go for an International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Bhubaneswar.

President of India APJ Abdul Kalam is going to lay the foundation stone of the proposed 25-acre campus of the institute on November 29.

To cater to the booming IT industry and to meet the quality faculty requirement in the IT disciplines of engineering colleges an institution of this genre is a must to nurture academic research in cutting-edge technologies and industry sponsored research programme, said sources.

The IIIT would come up as a world class institute with a vision to contribute to the IT world by focusing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation, said sources.

The Institute will be run as a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Orissa and the IT industry, said sources.

Accordingly a society has been registered under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Subas Pani with members, which include Development Commissioner Rabi Narayan Bohidar, Industries Secretary Injeti Srinivas, Surendra Nath Tripathy, Secretary, Information Technology (IT), IDCO MD Ashok Kumar Meena, and Vishal Dev, Director IT from the Government side.

From the IT sector Subroto Bagchi, Chief Operating Officer of MindTree Consulting Group and Ardhendu Das, centre Head of Infosys, Bhubaneswar has been taken as members. From the education fraternity S Sadgopan, Director IIIT Bangalore and LM Patnaik, Professor of IISc, Bangalore has been included in the society.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?