HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar inaugurates IIT Goa Campus


Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javdekar inaugurated Indian Institute of Technology, Goa on Saturday, July 30th. He also laid the foundation stone for IIT Goa Students’ Hostel. The newly set up IIT Goa shall function from temporary campus at Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi and will be mentored by IIT Mumbai.

  • The campus for the Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa) will be developed at Loliem, a quiet town in Canacona taluka in the southernmost tip of Goa.
  • The interim campus of IIT Goa is located at Goa Engineering College (GEC) at Farmagudi, which is about 78 km away from the proposed IIT Goa Campus site.
  • The temporary campus of IIT Goa at GEC is fully equipped with class rooms, laboratories and modern hostel buildings. This campus is expected to serve the needs of IIT Goa for the first couple of years.
  • IITs are recognised world over as premier institutes of academic excellence.
  • Ministry is working towards increasing the perception of IITs so that IITs are ranked top in world rankings.
  • Prakash Javdekar congratulated the students who made into the IITs and described them as the cream of the country.
  • Prakash Javdekar  promised that the permanent campus at Loliem will be completed within thousand days
  • There will be IIT-PAL platform in which prospective IIT students can be coached from the best professors across the country through online, TV and other new media so that they can clear the IIT Entrance Examination.
  • IITs can use Government of India’s Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) in which industries can give specific research request to IITs and co-partner in technological development.
  • Prakash Javdekar emphasised on Innovation, Make in India, and promised that Government will extend all support in making IITs as of Start Up hubs.
  • Chief Minister of Goa Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister, Francis D’Souza, PWD Minister Shri Ramakrishna Dhavlikar, MP South Goa Shri Narendra Sawaikar and Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT, Mumbai graced the occasion.

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