The Yogi Adityanath-led government has allocated Rs 10 crore for the completion of construction work at Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
It is one of the 20 IIITs being set up by the central government under the public-private partnership (PPP) model a couple of years ago. The institute is being set up with a financial contribution from the Union ministry of human resource development, UP government and UP Electronics Corporation Ltd as the industry partner.
The permanent campus of IIIT is coming up on 50 acres of land at Chak Ganjariya, Lucknow. The institute is temporarily operating from the IIIT, Allahabad Jhalwa Campus.
IIIT, Lucknow admitted the first batch of students for B Tech in Information Technology course with an intake of 50 in the academic session 2015-16, said Pankaj Mishra, spokesperson of IIIT-Lucknow.
The admission was made through central counselling of candidates who cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains).