The President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is going to lay the foundation stone of the proposed 25-acre campus of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Bhubaneswar on November 29.
The IIIT would come up as a world class institute. It would have a vision to contribute to the IT world by focusing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute will be run as a registered not-for-profit society, funded jointly by the Government of Orissa and the IT industry. A society has been registered under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Subas Pani with members like Development Commissioner Rabi Narayan Bohidar, Industries Secretary Injeti Srinivas, Surendra Nath Tripathy, Secretary, Information Technology (IT), IDCO MD Ashok Kumar Meena, and Vishal Dev, Director IT from the Government side. Subroto Bagchi, Chief Operating Officer of MindTree Consulting Group and Ardhendu Das, Centre Head of Infosys, Bhubaneswar, S Sadgopan, Director IIIT Bangalore and LM Patnaik, Professor of IISc, Bangalore are included in the society.