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Centre accords IIT status to Cochin university

Fifteen research fellowships and 15 post-doctoral fellowships would be introduced at the University.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 22:13 IST

In a major boost to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), the institution has been accorded IIT status by the Union government, an official press release said.

The decision followed discussions held by Additional Chief Secretary PJ Thomas and CUSAT Vice-Chancellor A Abdul Azeez with Human Resources Department Secretary Sudeep Banerjee.

The Centre had sanctioned Rs 21.87 crore for CUSAT as the first instalment for the University's development.

Various research activities would be introduced at CUSAT in the next six years.

A sum of Rs 12.7 crore has been set apart for research and advanced research departments, the release said.

Fifteen research fellowships and 15 post-doctoral fellowships would be introduced at the University.

The Human Resources ministry had asked CUSAT to submit a detailed report on the schemes to be implemented in the institution for the next five years, the release added.