Government proposes to set up three new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.
However, locations of these new IITs within these states have not yet been identified, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D Purandeswari said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
These institutes are likely to be set up during the XIth Plan period, she said. At present, there are seven IITs in the country -- IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee.
She said that the Centre has received 18 proposals from various states in the last three years for setting up new Central Universities.
Due to constraints on resources, only five proposals -- four by way of conversion, one each from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh, and one for new University in Sikkim, have been implemented, she said.