This was confirmed by means of a tweet by the HRD Ministry, which said granting of Rs 456.10 crore as one-time additional funding for these institutes. The funding was earmarked for laboratory infrastructure, equipment, etc..
“IIT-Kharagpur was focusing towards bringing young talented academicians and post-doctoral fellows from across the world. For this, we want, on one hand, world-class laboratories, high-end gear to run the cutting-edge study, and on the other hand, quality living experience such as lodging facilities,” said IIT-Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti.
On the basis of suggestions submitted by elderly IITs for enhancement of facilities and infrastructure for excellence, the funding has been given an approval.
Planning has been done to construct lab infrastructure of international degree and get equipment for technical convergence domains like manufacturing, transport, VLSI design, cloud computing infrastructure and affordable health care.
“We will soon undertake a housing project for easing international faculty and post-doctoral fellows,” additional Chakrabarti.
This financing will help in boosting students’ innovation jobs. So that both faculty and students may use it for study work aside from that, a significant part will be utilised to offer challenge grants and equipment for the research facility of the institute.