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IIT-B to set up satellite campus in Goa

The Goa government will review its MoU with IIT-Bombay to set up the IIT's satellite campus in Goa.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 23:30 IST

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay is planning to set up its first satellite campus in India at Goa Engineering College (GEC), Farmagudi, about 30 km from Panaji, said State Director of Technical Education, J Chandrasekhar.

"The Goa government will review its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT-Bombay to set up the IIT's satellite campus in Goa," Chandrasekhar said.

"The MoU between Goa government and IIT-Bombay was signed five years back which spoke of satellite campus which, however, did not materialise," he said.

The State Technical Education chief said the IIT could also think about adopting GEC.

"IIT-B can even think of adopting the GEC and if decision is taken adoption will happen within a year," he said.

Both institutions will exchange its faculties, which will enhance GEC's standard of education, Chandrasekhar said adding, "During last five years of association with IIT, there is large scale upgradation of GEC campus."

First Published: May 16, 2006 23:04 IST