Indore, Sep 1: About 500 acre land at Simrol, 24 km from here, has been selected for the proposed Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, which was expected to start its academic session from next year.
Initially, classes would be conducted at the Devi Ahilya University premises, said Madhya Pradesh PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, who inspected the site yesterday.
He said though the Centre would undertake construction work of the buildings, the state government would provide all necessary infrastructure.
A team of the Human Resource Development Ministry had already approved the land, he said, adding about 12 hectare land would be acquired from farmers, who would be provided compensation or alternate land.
With the coming up of the IIT from next year, Indore would have both the prestigious institutes of the IIM and IIT.