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I would like to bring to your notice that Bihar has once again been ignored in the matter of setting up of an IIM. True, state will be getting a  Central University, a World Class University and also an all ready announced IIT, However,  it is important to note here that Bihar is even now will be at disadvatage vis a vis all major states. For eaxmple MP will have advantage of an IIM, an IISER and also an SPA. West Bengal will have edge in the form an IIM & IISER. Punjab and Maharashtra will  have advantage of an IISER where as TN will and Gujarat will have advantage of an IIM each. Even late starter like Orissa will also enjoy an advantage  courtesy the NISER  being set up by DAE. AP will  just have a benefit of an SPA  as such. Karnataka and Kerala does not get IIT but have IISc an IISER instead. Kerala will also have an IISpaceTech.
It seems the state bureaucracy is least aware about the current status in allocation of these institutions, leave aside the future plan and programs of the central government. State HRD has sorely failed in building a case for an IIM and an IISER with central government. Even Dr M A A Fatmi may talk big but has been found wanting in the matter of getting anything additional for his home state. Why else, the state did not get an SPA which other two minister in Union HRD have got approved for their respective states.
Please find the text of Union HRD's press release issued today in this reagrd:
  11:55 IST  

The 11th Five Year Plan, endorsed by the National Development Council in December, 2007, envisages, inter-alia, establishment of the following new higher education institutions in the Central sector:

A          Technical Education Institutions

·         8 Indian Institutes of Technology

·         7 Indian Institutes of Management

B          Central Universities

·         14  Universities aiming at world class standards

·         16  Universities in States which do not have a Central University at present


2.         Out of the above new institutions, location decisions had already been taken in the case of 4 IITs and one IIM. Hon'ble Prime Minister has since approved the proposals made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, for the location of the remaining institutions as per the details given below.

Location of new IITs/ IIMs.

3.         Location of 4 IITs  (in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh),  and one IIM (at Shillong) have already been announced. The Central Government has now decided to locate the remaining 4 IITs and 6 IIMs in the following States :-

IITs -  Orissa, Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat and  Punjab

 IIMs -    Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Uttarakhand and Haryana In addition, it is also proposed to convert the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu University   into an IIT.  Admission to this Institute is already based on the  IIT – Joint Entrance Examination.

Location of 14 World Class Universities

4.         As regards 14 Central Universities aiming at  world class standards, it has been considered necessary that these are located in or near selected large cities which would automatically have the kind of connectivity and infrastructure  which such universities would need.   Accordingly, it has been decided  to locate one such University in each of the 14 States/Region  as shown  in the  enclosed List, and to request concerned State Governments to identify adequate land in or near the  selected  cities.

Location of 16 Central Universities in Uncovered States        

5.         16 States which do not have a  Central University at present, and which will get one  Central University each  in the  11th Plan are  Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa.   Of these, in three States, existing State Universities will be taken over by the Central Government and converted into Central Universities. These   three Universities are   Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar (in Madhya Pradesh), Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (in Chhattisgarh), and Goa University.

6.         Establishment of IITs, IIMs and Central Universities in the above States is subject to State Governments offering adequate   land at suitable locations, free of cost, for the purpose.  Each of the concerned State Government is being requested to offer land accordingly.  Actual establishment of these institutions would however depend, among other things, on how quickly the concerned State Governments respond  by allotting adequate land at suitable locations.

State-wise List of Cities Identified for locating 14 Central Universities during the  XIth Plan  which would aim to achieve  world class  standards

State                                        City

1.         Maharashtra                  -          Pune

2.         West Bengal                  -           Kolkata

3.         Tamil Nadu                    -           Coimbatore

4.         Karnataka                     -           Mysore

5.         Andhra Pradesh             -           Vishakapatanam

6.         Gujarat                          -           Gandhinagar

7.         Rajasthan                      -           Jaipur

8.         Bihar                             -           Patna

9.         Madhya Pradesh            -            Bhopal

10.        Kerala                           -           Kochi

11.        Punjab                          -           Amritsar

12.        Orissa                           -           Bhubaneshwar

13.        Uttar Padesh                 -           Greater NOIDA

14.        North Eastern Region  -  Guwahati


Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD

PIB, New Delhi; Chatra 08, 1930,March 28, 2008