Months before the crucial assembly elections in Karnataka, the Centre on Wednesday announced that Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would be established at Raichur in North Karnataka.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that Narendra Modi government is committed to bring qualitative changes in educational institutes in the country and the coming Budget 2018-19 could possibly see many new announcements.
To another question on IIIT, Raichur, he said, "there will be no dearth of funds".
"There is no political significance on the matter..... it is only about educational significance," Javadekar told reporters here.
Making the announcement at an impromptu press conference, Mr Javadekar handed over a letter to this effect to his cabinet colleague Ananth Kumar, who had led several delegations earlier demanding that the new IIIT be set up in Raichur.
Javadekar said Modi's government is firm about bringing in qualitative changes in country's educational sphere and the IIIT at Raichur will go a long way towards achieving that endeavour.