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Japan to help build institute of design

IANS  Chandigarh, May 23, 2013
First Published: 02:47 IST(23/5/2013) | Last Updated: 02:48 IST(23/5/2013)

The country’s second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday.

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Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the NID to be set up in Urmi village of Kurukshetra district, 130 km from here. The first NID was set up in Ahmedabad in 1961.

Sharma said he had been to Japan recently, where he  urged Japan to collaborate in the setting up of the NID.

“It is a matter of happiness that Japan would provide technological assistance to this institute,” he said while addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying function. Spread in over 20 acres, the new NID will have an  investment of over R160 crore.

It will offer under-graduate and post-graduate courses to over 500 students. IANSChandigarh: The country’s second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday.

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the NID to be set up in Urmi village of Kurukshetra district, 130 km from here. The first NID was set up in Ahmedabad in 1961.

Sharma said he had been to Japan recently, where he  urged Japan to collaborate in the setting up of the NID.

“It is a matter of happiness that Japan would provide technological assistance to this institute,” he said while addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying function. Spread in over 20 acres, the new NID will have an  investment of over R160 crore.

It will offer under-graduate and post-graduate courses to over 500 students. IANS

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