Prime Minister dedicates the permanent campus of Bhilai IIT to the nation – News India Live


Raipur, 20 February (HS). Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated to the nation the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh through virtual medium. The Prime Minister also inaugurated new buildings of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Kurud and Kawardha in Dhamtari district. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnudev Sai joined the Prime Minister’s program organized in Jammu virtually from Bhilai IIT campus.

The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for dedicating the permanent campus of Bhilai IIT to the nation. The campus of the institute is being developed on about 400 acres. MP Vijay Baghel, MLAs Doman Lal Korsewada and Lalit Chandrakar, former ministers Premprakash Pandey, Ramsheela Sahu, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bhilai IIT K. Venkataramanan and Director Prof. Rajeev Prakash also joined the inauguration program virtually.

In the inauguration program organized at Bhilai IIT, the Chief Minister said that today is a day of pride for Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Modi today inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 220 development projects worth Rs 32 thousand crore for the country from Jammu. These also include three educational institutions of Chhattisgarh. For this I express my gratitude to the Prime Minister.

Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bhilai IIT K. Venkataramanan and Director Prof. Rajiv Prakash also addressed the program. Former MLA Labhchand Bafna and Registrar of Bhilai IIT, retired Wing Commander Dr. Jayesh Chandra S. Many public representatives including Pai, IIT professors and students were present in large numbers in the programme.

At present, more than one thousand students are studying in 11 branches of engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai. In the year 2016, classes started in Government Engineering College, Raipur, the temporary campus of IIT. Classes are being held in the permanent campus in Bhilai from August-2023. Prime Minister Modi had laid the foundation stone for the construction of the IIT campus in Bhilai on 14 June 2018. Many buildings constructed here are named after the major rivers and mountains of Chhattisgarh.



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