Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced the setting up of five new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Karnataka along with Indian Institutes of Management in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh.
“New AIIMS would come up in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Assam. Keeping in view the need to augment medical services in Bihar, I propose to set up another AIIMS-like institution in the state,” he said, during his budget address on Saturday.
“In the fiscal year 2015-16, I propose to set up an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) in Karnataka, and upgrade Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad into a full-fledged IIT,” Jaitley said.
Reacting to the budget, Aakash Chaudhry, director, Aakash Educational Services Pvt. Ltd said: “The proposal to open new AIIMS and an IIT in Karnataka is a welcome step along with giving IIT status to ISM Dhanbad, which is one of the oldest technical institutes in the country.”
The finance minister said that three new National Institutes of Pharmaceuticals Education and Research are proposed to be set up in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh along with Institutes of Science and Education Research in Nagaland and Odisha. For the Northeast, a center for film production and animation will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh, while an Apprenticeship Training Institute for Women will be set in Haryana and Uttarakhand during 2015-16.