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NIT complex construction work launched with bhumipuja

15 Dec 2018 06:40am IST

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Fifty per cent seats to be reserved for Goans

CUNCOLIM: After a wait of 18 long months, the construction work of Goa NIT Complex at Cuncolim finally commenced on Friday.

Gopal Murgaya, director of NIT Goa, performed the bhumipuja at the NIT site, which was attended by the local MLA Clafacio Dias, Cuncolim Municipal Chairperson Lavita Mascarenhas, Director of Technical Education Vivek Kamat, Deputy Director of NIT-Goa Gaitonde, former MLA Rajan Naik, Chief Officer Shankar Gaonkar and other dignitaries.

On the occasion, Murgaya said that NIT is all set to establish its permanent multi-facility complex at Cuncolim.

Construction work of compound wall of NIT will be completed within six months; NIT will spend Rs 8 crore to construct 6.8 km long compound.

Murgaya further said that NIT would provide top class technical education facilities in the Goa Complex and the NIT classes which are now going on at Farmagudi temporary Complex will be shifted to permanent complex immediately after the construction work gets over. 

“We are hopeful that within two months, the construction work will be completed,” Murgaya said.

At NIT Goa Complex, fifty per cent seats will be reserved for Goan students and the remaining seats will be filled from other union territory. 

“We are providing training to teachers to prepare students for NIT. We need excellent product; we are planning to train teachers from nearly 300 schools. We are also ready to provide support and cooperation to schools. We need to target eighth standard students, so that, they can get ready to accept the challenge of NIT syllabus,” Murgaya said.

Murgaya also said that Goan students are capable of answering tests to get seat at NIT. 

MLA Clafacio Dias congratulated NIT for taking up huge complex at Cuncolim. He appealed students to prepare themselves and work hard to get admission in prestigious NIT. 

It may be recalled that Goa government has acquired 4.5 lakh sq mt of land at Cuncolim plateau. In 2009, the Goa government had started land acquisition process, but the locals were not in favour of NIT at Cuncolim. 

Therefore, the then Congress government did not follow up with the land acquisition process. But after BJP came to power, its government took up this project and initiated the land acquisition. In July 2017, the government handed over the land to NIT and has sanctioned Rs 500 crore for the NIT complex. 

This multi-facility complex will provide best engineering education and they will also motivate experts for research work.

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