Here is good news for those who had
been demanding for establishment of an Indian Institute of Technology in Odisha.
The stage is now set for IIT Odisha to start functioning in IIT Kharagpur.
The first batch of 120 students
will register for the first year degree programme on July 23 and classes will
start immediately thereafter.
After the Union Cabinet gave its
approval for establishment of IIT in Odisha on July 17, IIT Odisha was formally
registered as a society before Inspector General of Registration, Odisha at
Cuttack on July 19.
The 120 students with 40 students
each in Civil, Electrical ad Mechanical disciplines were admitted to IIT in
Odisha through IIT Joint Entrance Examination, 2008.
According to official sources,
these students will be taught by the same faculty that teaches in IIT Kharagpur.