Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:23:55 GMT

Guj to set up IITRM to meet demand of engineers in infra space



Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (PTI) Anticipating an increase in the demand for engineers in infrastructure development, the Gujarat government has proposed to set up an Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRM) in the rapidly industrialising state.
"To cater to need of specific demand of trained manpower in infrastructure and to provide a platform for research based institute in the field of engineering, it is considered necessary to have a dedicated autonomous institute with powers of a University," said Gujarat''s Minister for Education Ramanlal Vora, referring to setting up of IITRM.
"This will lead to the development of centre of excellence in the area of infrastructure engineering and will boost technical education in the state," he said.
"Foreseeing a demand for engineers in the infra space over the next few years the government has decided to set up a varsity on the lines of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)," Gujarat''s Principal Secretary Education Department Hasmukh Adhia said.
"The capital support to this proposed varsity shall be given by the government. It would charge normal fee from the students to meet its recurring expenditures from the fee structure, and gain financial autonomy," Adhia said.
A bill to pave way for the establishment of university called-IITRM- was tabled during the budget session of the state assembly recently.
The bill, if enacted and brought into operation, will involve an estimated expenditure of Rs 18 crore in FY 2011-12 and a sum of Rs 67 crore in FY 2012-13, of which Rs 47 crore will be capital expenditure. (More) PTI VKB PD DK

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