The Jammu and Kashmir government on May 1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi for setting up of IIT in Jammu.

The MoU was signed by Hemant Kumar Sharma, Secretary, higher education department and Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, in presence of Jammu and Kashmir deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh.

About 625 acres of land has been approved at Jagti in Nagrota for establishment of IIT Jammu and regular classes will commence from the current session in the temporary campus, he said.

Singh said that with the establishment of the 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.

The minister said that with the establishment of this IIT in Jammu, long pending demand of the region will be fulfilled.

Source: India