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IIT-Delhi to go to Haryana, Sonipat

IIT delhi will soon set up its extension campus in sonipat, just a few kilometres from the capital’s border. Responding to a letter from the IIT-D director, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced that his government will provide 50 acres to the institute in Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat. The 2000 acre education city was launched on Sunday and is the first of its kind in the country housing dozens of campuses of higher education institutes. IIT-D director R K Shevgaonkar's letter was handed over to Hooda by his son and Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda, the lone parliamentarian on the IIT advisory council. Shevgaonkar has said the extension campus would not only facilitate the institute's much needed expansion but also provide an additional impetus to the economic and technical growth of the state. The state government has reserved 25% of all seats for students from Haryana. Outstanding students from the state will also get a special rebate in fees. Actually, IIT-D which has the second highest number of students but the smallest campus has been searching for land in NCR as it didn’t have enough space in delhi.

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