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Industry partners asked to contribute their share for IIIT

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The State Government has reportedly asked industry partners to release their contribution for building up capital asset for the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Tiruchi.

The Central Government, State Government and industry partners are required to contribute funds in the ratio of 50:35:15 as per the MoU signed before the start of the academic and research institution that became functional from 2013-14, under non-profit Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The permanent campus of the IIIT-T is expected to come up in 56 acres of land identified in Sethurappatti village, 15 km away from the city along the Tiruchi-Madurai Highway.

Earlier this year, the transitional board of IIIT-T resolved to request the Department of Technical Education to communicate to all industry stakeholders, including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Infosys, Ramco Systems, ELCOT, and Navitas (Take Solutions), about the contribution they are expected to make.

Since last academic year when the mentorship of IITT-T was transferred from Anna University to National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi, the institution has been functioning in the temporary buildings in NITT.

Things will get moving once the permanent board is constituted for the IIIT-T, according to a senior Government official.

The transitional board has its own limitations and cannot take decisions that entails huge financial expenditure or large-scale appointments.

In his letter dated June 21, 2017, addressed to the Mentor Director of IIIT-T Mini Shaji Thomas, IIIT Srirangam, the Commissioner of Technical Education, Directorate of Technical Education, had also sought approval of the Transitional Board for constitution of Finance Committee and Building and Works Committee. But, approval for these two requests were withheld citing the need for formation of a regular board.

The transitional board, however, ratified the merger of B.Tech IT of 2015-16 batch with B.Tech CSE of the same year batch from 2016-17.

At present, the IIT-T is functioning with two branches in B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics and Communication Engineering.


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