Dikshit inaugurates new campus of IIIT

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 05:18 hrs

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday inaugurated the campus of Indraprastha Institute Of Information Technology (IIIT) which till now was functioning from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology.

The newly-constructed campus is located in Okhla area in south Delhi.

The institute was set up in 2008 but was operating from the campus of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in west Delhi's Dwarka.

"The government is keen to develop this institute as the world's best institute in IT and allied fields by offering highly innovative courses," Dikshit said.

She also announced construction of an iconic foot over-bridge to connect the IIIT campus with Okhla Metro Station.

The chief minister expressed the hope that the present number of seats in the institute 560 would double in three years.

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