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Pune:The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Pune would be functional from the next academic session from a temporary campus at Siddhant College of Engineering on Talegaon-Chakan Road. The institute, which would eventually shift to its own campus on 100 acres in Chakan, will admit 120 students through JEE 2016. The College of Engineering Pune (COEP) would be its mentor. On Saturday, the central government signed MoUs with the respective state governments and the industry partners of the three IIITs in Pune, Nagpur and Ranchi to be raised on public-private partnership (PPP).

The industry partners Hubtown and Roltas, both in Mumbai, have agreed to develop the curriculum suitable to the IT industry for the IIIT-Pune, an official release of the Union human resource development ministry said on Saturday. Sanjay Chahande, principal secretary of higher and technical education, said, "This is a big gain for the state because we will get two IIITs by next year. The land is already available in both places and construction will start soon.

All formalities are complete. He said, "There will be a proper board to formulate the curricula for the IIITs as per norms set by the Union government. Industry representatives will also be on the board. The decisions regarding curricula will be decided by both academicians and the industry people on the board." Deputy director of COEP B N Chaudhari said, "We are yet to get a formal letter from the ministry, but we will be very much involved in the setting up of the college. The ministry expects us to help out the institute in its initial stage in administrative and academic work. Apart from these, we will be helping it out with faculty because COEP has excellent teachers who can deliver guest lectures. We will also give IIIT students access to our laboratories in case there is a requirement."


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