HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has announced that INR 4371.90 crore has been sanctioned as revised cost estimates of 6 National Institutes of Technology (NITs).
The 6 NITs are located in North-East India, Delhi and Puducherry.The 4 North Eastern NITs are located in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.
These new NITs will have an overall student capacity of 6,320 in all the six campuses and are expected to become fully functional by March 31, 2020.
The government has also granted permission to establish a permanent campus of Sikkim University. HRD minister informed about the same, "The government has granted permission for the establishment of a permanent campus of Sikkim University, at Yangyang, at a cost of Rs 986.47 crore.
The government of Sikkim has allotted 300 acres of land at cost of Rs 15 crore, out of which 265.94 acres of land has already been handed over to the university. The handing over of remaining land is under process."
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated that the Government is committed to provide quality education and infrastructure improvement in educational institutions all over India and especially to the students of the North-Eastern states of India.