HRD Ministry gives nod to set up IIT, IIM, 3 central varsities in Seemandhra

The HRD ministry has given its nod to establish an IIT, an IIM and 3 central universities among other institutes for the region. The decision would be placed before the GoM for consideration. The ministry has also cleared an IISER and an IIIT for the region.

Why this decision to set up IIT, IIM, 3 central varsities in Seemandhra, by HRD Ministry ?

This has been done in a bid to compensate the Semandhra region for the loss it will face due to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. As we know that the state of Andhra Pradesh is undergoing bifurcation to form two new states comprising Telangana region and Semandhra region. The move would leave the Seemandhra region without any of the elite higher educational institutes which are mostly concentrated in Hyderabad in the Telangana region. The current decision of the HRD Ministry is aimed at striking a balance between the two regions as far as establishment of premier institutes are concerned. For setting up the institutes an investment in the range of Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000 crore would be required.

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