Piyush Goyal Minister of State, (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy inaugurated the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Naya Raipur , Chhattisgarh today. Speaking on the occasion , Shri Goyal said the state of art IIIT would be catalyst in attracting the scientific talents from the entire country .It is comparable with any European institute having smart classroom well equipped labs and gigabit internet connectivity ( The National knowledge Network (NKN) . The concept of IIIT has been inspired by Bellur math founded by Swami Vivekanand, the Minister said. Shri Goyal further stated that an Innovation lab set up in the institute would serve as research centre for innovation of fuel technologies, reducing wastage of water, pollution control . It will be source of job creation. Shri Goyal, also announced that NTPC would contribute 20 crore for upgradation of engineering college in Bilaspur and one crore for trauma centre built in Korba.
Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh declared as historic day as this has placed Chhattisgarh in the category of international level institutes. Shri Prem Prakash Pandey , Minister of Revenue & Disaster Management Rehabilitation ,Higher education Technical Education Man Power Planning Science and Technology, Chhattisgarh said that the Institute would not only be of information technology but would also cater to SMAC Social Media & Mobility, AI & Automation,Cloud Computing ,& Analytics,Cyber Security Medical Systems. Dr Arup Roy Choudhary ,Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited was present on the occasion. The IIIT has been established at the cost of Rs 200 crore by NTPC as part of the CSR initiative in the area of education The IIIT campus is spread over 50 acres land situated in Naya Raipur. In the first phase of 25 acres, has various Infra structure facilities to give the best to the students. The academic session will start from August 10, 2015 . The first batch of 80 students will get a fee waiver in the first year academic year after which in the following years 100% fee waiver for 50% of all the students for 2nd year and subsequent years 33% of all the students for 3rd year and 25% in the 4th year. After which the Institute completes four years that is 2109-20, 25% students from all the batches will be given 100 %tuition fee waiver.