Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, on thursday, at a meeting in Amethi, announced the shutting down of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Amethi and the opening of satellite institute Babaseheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow on that campus.
Students of the IIIT will be shifted to Allahabad, and the admission process of the new institute will start from June 1 and classes will held from August 1.
Irani made the announcement from a function organized by Bhaorao Deoras Sewa Nyas organized at Vidya Bharati in Amethi. Later, the minister said the same on the IIIT campus in Amethi.
Minister said, "After an inquiry, I came to know that all facilities at the IIIT were running on papers. Locals of Amethi, Rae Bareli and Sultanpur were not benefiting from it."
It has been announced by minister that there will be free insurance for physically challenged people residing in Amethi.
She added, "Even after more than 60 years of Congress rule, people of Amethi got nothing. But in just two years of NDA rule, see what Amethi has got."