news Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | July 16, 2014 |10:45 PM IST  The government shall take steps to establish various institutes of higher education both in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Wednesday. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Irani said that as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the government shall take steps to establish one institute each of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Technology (NIT), a central university and a tribal university, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh. The other institutes proposed in the state include a petroleum university, an agriculture university, one National Institute of Disaster Management and an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institute. "In Telangana, one horticulture university and one tribal university are proposed to be established as per the Act. Details of locations and budgetary provisions for these institutions are yet to be finalised," she added. IANS

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