IIT Palakkad Will Get Back It’s Land From Kerala Govt:
India is a country where being an engineer or doctor will bring you to top of the society with respect to fame and specially when the student pursue his or her engineering from IIT. It is a dream of every student who want to become an engineer to study in IIT but because there are only few IITs in our country so it is not possible that every one study in IITs but now some thousands more students will be able to study in IIT. Kerala government has decided to give 70.2 acres land to make IIT Palakkad.
The government of Kerala has decided to provide over 70 acres of land at no cost in Palakkad district for building up the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Technology. A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here decided to assign 70.02 acres at Pithiest west village in the district. This land would be given at no cost for the IIT, which is now working in a stationary campus. The cabinet also decided to stop all revenue retrieval proceedings on loans taken by farmers from various financial institutions till May 31, 2017.
The Kerala’s first ever IIT started functioning from its stationary campus near Ahalya Group of Educational Institutions in Palakkad district, Kerala. At that time by the government, it was notified that it’s shifting to 500-acre permanent campus at Puthussery would take place afterwards. One more announcement has been made at the meeting is the formation of the Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board, a common recruitment board for appointments in Devaswom Boards, which manage a majority of Hindu monuments and aided institutions. Rajagopalan Nair would be the chairperson and G S Shylamani and P C Raveendranath the members of the Board.
The first batch was of 117 students and their parents were addressed through video conferencing from New Delhi by that time Union HRD Minister Mrs. Smriti Irani. The majority of students admitted in the first batch were of North Indian and 12 students were from Kerala. Ten faculty members were designated by IIT Madras. Students from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan made up the majority of the student community.
So this is a very good news for the upcoming students and especially for the state which is always known for the highest literacy percentage in the whole country which are going to be blessed by an IIT centre.