IIIT Amethi to get transferred to Allahabad


The decision has been taken by the government to shift the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) – Amethi to the Allahabad campus. 

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Key notes of the decision:

  1. IIIT Amethi campus will be shifted to the Ambedkar University, Lucknow
  2. Nearly 148 students will be shifted to the Allahabad campus
  3. Earlier, in May, a decision to this effect by the then Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani announcing the shutdown of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Amethi
  4. The reports revealed that this is the third major project to be shut down since the Modi government came to power at the Centre
  5. The agitation has been started by around 75 employees of the IIIT which stated that no proper arrangements have been made for them.

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Reports said, “In place of IIIT Amethi, a new satellite institute of Babaseheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow, will be established”.