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U'khand: NIT not to be shifted out of Shrinagar

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The (NIT) will not be shifted out of Shrinagar in Uttarakhand's district, an official statement said Friday.

An agreement to this effect was reached Friday between the and the Centre after held detailed discussions with on the issue in Delhi, it said.

The NIT, Shrinagar, was in the late last year when a large number of students left it en masse overnight in protest against lack of basic facilities.

They were demanding a well-equipped permanent campus of the premier institute of its own.

A high-powered committee had submitted its report on NIT, Shrinagar, to the saying the had already transferred 300 acres of unencroached land at Sumari village in district in favour of the institute.

The in Shrinagar will not be shifted elsewhere and a new temporary campus will be built on land belonging to the and Resham Board, the statement said.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:20 IST