Potential locations of the IIT in Orissa: Tathya and Samaja

May 23rd, 2008

Following is an excerpt from a report in Tathya.in.

Now the Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) has been asked to identify the land. IDCO has identified 3 spots for the proposed IIT. 

Interestingly last week only, the MHRD sent a letter to identify a land measuring 600 acres for the proposed IIT in the vicinity of Bhubaneswar, which will be directly accessible to the airport, railway and national highway. 

Nearest to Bhubaneswar is a temple land near Jatni is available which is  only 25 km from the capital city. This is approachable with railway and national highway. But snag is that only 400 acres of government land is available, so it may not be acceptable for IIT. 

Second place is near Banki-Cuttack Road, which is around 65 km from Bhubaneswar. There is a patch of more than 2000 acres of government land.  However the place is not directly connected with national highway, but it lies the side of a state highway. 

Third one is in Tangi of Bhusandpur near Chilka. More than 4000 acres of land is available in the low lying areas of Chilka. It will be more than 70 km from Bhubaneswar. The place is picturesque and its scenic beauty is enchanting.  The NH-6 5 is passing nearby the place. 

Out of these 3 places, one will be chosen. 

Experts are visiting the places and it will take much time to reach a final decision. How ever nothing prevents MHRD to declare IIT Kharagpur as the ‘mentor institution’ of IIT Orissa and start the classes from this education year. IIT Kharagpur needs 3-4 acre of land as it is having an extension centre at Bhubaneswar. Only 70,000 square feet is needed to begin the classes.

Entry Filed under: Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Puri- Khurda area (1),IIT, oDishA,IITs, IISc, IISERs, NISER, IIMs

4 Writeup

  • 1. R. K. Ghosh  |  May 23rd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    It is not clear as yet whether IIT Orissa or IIT Gujrat will start from coming academic year. Though i believe possibly these two places are better equipped to start new IITs as they already have IIT extension centers. IIT JEE website only mentions about three IIT Andhra, IIT Rajasthan and IIT Patna. The preparedness of IIT Andhra seems at a more advanced stage than other two. The mentoring scheme for IITs will be as follows:

    IIT Orissa –> to be mentored by IIT Kharagpur
    IIT Patna —> to be mentored by IIT Guwahati
    IIT Hyderabad –> to be mentored by IIT Madras
    IIT Jaipur –> to be mentored by IIT Kanpur
    IIT Gujrat –> to be mentored by IIT Bombay.

    I guess IITD will perhaps mentor IIT Madhy Pradesh and
    IIT Roorkee will perhaps mentor IIT Punjab. The state name attached to IITs, since locations are yet to be finalized.

  • 2. Chitta Baral  |  May 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I though I read that IIT Delhi is to mentor IIT Rajasthan. Has this changed?

    Please note that we are leaving out IIT Himachal Pradesh. I guess IT BHU–>IIT BHU will be a mentor candidate.

  • 3. Chitta Baral  |  May 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I was told that IIT Kharagpur is ready to mentor and help classes start in iIT Orissa in 2008. It just needs the go ahead from MHRD.

  • 4. R. K. Ghosh  |  May 26th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Yes, I forgot to list IIT Himachal which will be mentored by IIT Roorkee. IITD will mentor IIT Punjab. IIT Bombay perhaps has to mentor two IITs: IIT MP and IIT Gujrat. There is no talk as yet on upgrading IT-BHU to IIT BHU. Of course I have also heard about the rumours like that. I guess, BHU may be resisting the upgrading proposal. IIT Rajasthan is to be mentored by IIT Kanpur (I have seen some OM in this regard). I also heard about IIT D mentoring IIT Rajasthan. Similarly, we also heard IIT Patna to be mentored by IIT Kanpur. So, there are changes if those rumour were true.


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