June 30, 2015
WB CM lays foundation stone for IIIT, Kalyani
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani, (IIIT) near Buddha Park, Kalyani-Barrackpore Expressway, Kalyani, Nadia.
The West Bengal Chief Minister said that the State is setting up two Electronic Parks and 15 IT Parks.
The Chief Minister also said that six crore people below poverty line will be distributed with [email protected] 2/ kg besides the existing three crore people totaling the number to nine crore people in the State, in this scheme.
The Government of West Bengal has granted 50 acres of land for the setting up of the campus.
State IT minister Dr Amit Mitra, panchayat & rural development minister Subrata Mukherjee and MPs Dr Tapas Mondal and Mamatabala Thakur were present on the occasion, besides other distinguished guests.
The West Bengal Chief Minister on her social media wrote:
” Today, I laid the foundation stone of the first ever Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) of our State at Kalyani, Nadia. It is indeed a proud moment for all of us.
Our State is committed to work for advancement of IT-based products and services like Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), knowledge-based export, animation and in so many areas.
The IIIT will provide significant boost to nurture talent of our State and create more qualified and technically skilled manpower for tomorrow.
Besides IIIT, Kalyani will also have an AIIMS and Institute of Public Health which will turn Kalyani into a seat of advanced learning in Bengal.
My best wishes to everyone.”