Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to provide free IT education in northeast

September 29th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, Sep 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an institution for promotion of education and culture, will provide free information technology (IT) education to the youth of northeast India.”The Bhavan would set up Gandhi Institution of Information Technology (GIIT) centres at Guwahati, Jorhat in Assam, Shillong, Agartala, Kohima, and Gangtok,” said K.V. Gopalkrishnan, regional director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

These institutes are being set up under the Prime Minister’s special fund to provide three months free IT education to local youth in the region. The Bhavan has already set up 30 GIITs in various parts of the country.

The 70-year-old Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has 112 institutes in India, eight overseas centres in the UK, US, Canada, Portugal, South Africa, Kuwait, Mexico and Australia and 280 constituent institutions, besides a number of affiliated colleges.

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