A National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology to come up at Srikakulam in north coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Union Minister of State for Information Technology and Communications Killi Kruparani has sanctioned a National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) for Srikakulam in north coastal Andhra Pradesh. There are currently 23 NIELITs in different parts of the country but none in Andhra Pradesh.
According to a ministry release, the institute would be set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore to train youth, particularly from rural areas, in information technology through short and long term courses. NIELIT also creates awareness among the masses about information technology, the release added.
The Union Minister asked the Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, J Satyanarayana to send a team of officials to Srikakulam to identify suitable location for the proposed institution. The institute would start functioning this year from rented premises till the new infrastructure is put in place, the release said.