Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday inaugurated the long-awaited Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad in Karnataka.
“I assure that the IIT in Dharwad will become a model for other IITs in the country," Javadekar said.
The institute which had started functioning from August 1, will be mentored by IIT-Bombay for the next three years.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Minister Anantha Kumar were also present for the inaguration.
It is located at the outskirts of the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad in the north of Karnataka. The WALMI (Water And Land Management Institute) campus of IIT Dharwad is fully equipped with class rooms, laboratories, modern hostel buildings.
This temporary campus is expected to serve the needs of IIT Dharwad for the first couple of years. It is expected that the IIT Dharwad campus located two kilometers away from the Pune-Bangaluru National Highway (NH4) will be ready by then.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Budget address had made the announcement of a new IIT in the Karnataka region, ending the 17-year-long wait for the state.