– In November 2020, Ministry of Education requested all technical institutions in the country (including IITs & NITs) to provide technical supports to upgrade stretches of National Highways on voluntary basis.
– 18 IITs, 26 NITs & 190 other institutes have opted for the scheme.
Recent Related News:
- On December 23, 2020 Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to set up its Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at the institute.
- On March 4, 2020, The central Government has aimed to replace all the level crossingson National Highways (NH) by Road Over Bridges / Road Under Bridgesunder the Setu Bharatam scheme
About IIT – BHU:
Director– Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain
Location– Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister– Nitin Gadkari (Constituency – Nagpur, Maharshtra)
Minister of State(MoS)– Vijay Kumar Singh (Constituency – Ghaziabad, UP)
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