Nasscom submits model project report on IIITs

May 23rd, 2008 - 1:33 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) has presented a model detailed project report (DPR) to the human resource development ministry for establishment of 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). “The model for the new IIITs proposed in the DPR focuses on both academic and research excellence through innovative governance and operational approaches and a strong and sustained participation from the IT industry,” Nasscom president Som Mittal said Thursday.

“The IIIT initiative of the government is a welcome initiative. We strongly believe that this will not only benefit the IT industry but will also have a cascade effect on other sectors of the Indian economy,” he said.

The model DPR will serve as a template for the preparation of the DPR for each IIIT, proposed to be set up as an autonomous institution through a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

The partners in setting up the IIITs would be the ministry, the governments of the respective states and industry members.

Nasscom, in its report, has provided guidelines for the selection of the location and has also indicated 20 locations that may be considered by the ministry and other stake holders.

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