Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh will soon have a second International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). The location of the new IIIT, has, however been not finalised. Currently the state has an IIIT at Hyderbad.
The new IIIT will become operational from the next academic year. It will be one of the seven IIITs starting operations across the country under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
These seven institutes are part of the 20 IIITs planned in the PPP mode and cleared by both the Union Cabinet and the Planning Commission.
The IIIT-H will play the mentor role for the new IIIT in the state,the IIIT-H Director Rajeev Sangal said.
Under the PPP mode, the HRD Ministry will bear 50 per cent of the costs to set up the institutes in various States while the respective States will contribute 35 per cent and the remaining would come from the private players. The states would also have to provide land required for the institutes.