Central team visits site for proposed IIT in Kerala

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015,21:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Palakkad | A five-member team deputed by the Centre today inspected the site identified by the Kerala Government for the proposed IIT to be set up in Palakkad district and said a decision on the matter would be taken within two weeks.
The team led by K Amarjith Singh, Additional Secretary in the Department of Technical Education, visited the site at Kunissery village panchayat in the district.
A long-pending demand of Kerala, the state government had identified over 1200 acres in Kunissery for developing the campus of the IIT. After the visit, team members held a meeting with Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb, opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan, who represents the Malamapuzha seat in the assembly where the site is located, and elected representatives of the district.
Singh said the team would submit a report and a decision taken on the matter within a fortnight.