Sanction IIT to Karnataka, Yeddyurappa appeals to Sibal

Sanction IIT to Karnataka, Yeddyurappa appeals to Sibal
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Jun 16 2009. 06 27 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jun 16 2009. 06 27 PM IST
Bangalore: Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has written to the Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal, urging him to sanction the ‘overdue’ IIT to Karnataka.
In his letter on Tuesday, the chief minister said Karnataka had large number of R and D institutions of international repute and was considered the technological capital of the country.
‘The city also houses more than 100 global companies and has the largest skilled work force in high-tech areas,’ he said in the letter,a copy of which was made available to the media.
‘Karnataka is also the first state in the country to set up a knowledge commission.Despite this,it is regrettable that the state does not figure in the list of states which have been sanctioned new IITs in the last year,’ he said.
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First Published: Tue, Jun 16 2009. 06 27 PM IST