IIT Kanpur yet to receive funds for IIT Rajasthan

“We have already spent almost Rs one crore for the purpose,” said registrar Sanjeev Kushalkar. “The central government has not released any fund to aid IIT Kanpur,” he added.

“We are already through with the admission process for the 112 out of 120 seats of IIT Rajasthan. Eight seats are still vaccant for ST candidates,” he said.

Ironically, the Ministry is yet to decide on locations for eight new IITs in various states. However, IIT Kanpur — which has been directed to take charge of IIT Rajasthan — has already made arrangements for fooding and lodging of the students, said Kushalkar.

“The next concern for us is to make arrangements for the teaching staff as we are not authorised to make any recruitments. We will be managing with retired teachers and hire temporary teaching staff for the time being,” he said.

Classes for student of IIT Kanpur and IIT Rajasthan will be held separately, said Kushalkar.

Source : business-standard.com

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