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HRD Minister Javadekar inaugurates IIT in Dharwad

Updated: Aug 28, 2016 17:34 IST

Dharwad (Karnataka) [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar will today formally launch IIT Dharwad chapter in Dharwad.

The inauguration, which was planned last month end, had to be postponed due to the Kalasa Banduri agitation.

The prestigious higher education institute has already started functioning from this academic year from a temporary structure.

Around 2000 students with Science and Maths background have been invited to the inaugural function to sensitise them about the higher learning institute.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Union Minister Ananth Kumar, Member of Parliament Prahlad Joshi and ministers in the state cabinet will participate in the event.

Located at Walmi centre on the city's outskirts till its permanent campus is built in the sprawling 470 acres allocated by the government at nearby Kelgeri town, the institute will be mentored by IIT-Bombay over the next three years. (ANI)