Prior this year, in March, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had reported that the legislature has endorsed an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for Karnataka. Hence, a group of specialists, involving IIT Directors and delegates of the middle was named for investigating the three towns which were chosen as alternatives for setting up the organization. They were to pick the best suitable town out of these three.
At first, Dharwad, a town in north of Karnataka had been chosen on the premise of its base offices and different procurements, for example, an officially set up establishment which can oblige up to 750 understudies, capacity as a provisional grounds and make it conceivable to start classes one year from now forward. In spite of the fact that conflict the middle may be changed to Raichur, an official choice stays settled on Dharwad.
The city has additionally been incorporated in the rundown of pretty nearly 100 hotspots which have been decided for the national Smart Cities venture. Under this activity, the chose towns will get enhanced open administration offices, overhauled streets and free WiFi.
At the point when the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed to the Union government that the new establishment ought to be set up in Raichiur, there was objection in Dharwad. Raichur goes under one of the slightest created locale in north Karnataka, it has additionally been given Special Status, which helps the town get uncommon money related guide from the focal government.
At present, there are 16 IITs the nation over, which are turned out to be lacking when contrasted with the quantity of building competitors. The current establishments are not able to consolidate a lion’s share of the understudies who wish to seek after designing at graduate level.