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New Delhi : The Union Cabinet on October 24, 2017, approved a Rs 7,002 crore plan for construction of permanent campuses for six new IITs to be completed by March 31, 2020. Each campus will have facility for housing 1,200 students beginning from the academic year 2020-2021. At present, these institutions are functioning from temporary campuses with a total strength of 1,530 students. After construction of the campuses, this strength will go up to 7,200.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech 2014-15, had announced establishment of five new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Goa and Chhattisgarh. In the Budget Speech 2015-16, establishment of an IIT in Karnataka was announced.

In pursuance to the Budget announcements, the academic sessions in IITs at Tirupati and Palakkad started in 2015-16 and in IITs at Dharwad, Bhilai, Jammu and Goa in 2016-17, from their respective temporary campuses, according to a PIB release.

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