JAMMU, MAY 01-In a major step towards setting of up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Jammu an MoU was signed today in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh.
The MOU was signed by Secretary Higher Education department Hemant Kumar Sharma and Director, IIT Delhi Prof. V Ramgopal Rao.
While congratulating the people of the State the Deputy Chief minister said that government is committed for setting up IIT Jammu with highest standards parallel to other IITs in the country. He also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for providing all support and requisite expertise resulting in timely completion of necessary formalities required for establishment of IIT in Jammu. He said that IIT Jammu has been established at Jagti Nagrota on about 5000 kanal of land and the regular classes will commence from the current session in the temporary campus. Dr. Singh while directing the executing agencies to put in concerted efforts for timely completion of the project said that with the establishment of this IIT the students of the State will not have to go to far off cities in the country for obtaining degree in various branches of engineering and technology adding that the institute will be of the highest standards parallel to other IIT’s in the country. He also said that with the establishment of the IIT in Jammu long pending demand of the region will be fulfilled and Government is taking all the requisite measures to meet the aspirations of the people of the state.
Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi while speaking on the occasion said that IIT Jammu will come up fully equipped at par with IIT’s in rest of the country.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh met a delegation of Chamber of Traders Federation (Regd) Jammu led by its President Neeraj Anand alongwith office bearers and patrons.
Mr. Anand apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about various issues related to trade and demanded government’s cooperation for their redressal.
Deputy Chief Minister assured the delegation full cooperation to resolve their issues and demands.
The delegation comprised of Parveen Gupta, Kailash Nath Nagar, Sr. Attar Singh, Vinod Sachdeva, Chander Gulati and Vinay Gupta.
Later, Deputy Chief Minister also visited Janak Madan Girls Hostel at Poni Chak Khanpur.