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IIT-Kanpur plans extension centre in Noida

Kanpur: The Human Resource Development Ministry has granted permission to IIT-Kanpur to open an extension centre in Noida. The work on the same will start within a week.

IIT-Kanpur Registrar Sanjiv Kashalkar told PTI that the work will be completed by 2012.

He added that a ‘distance learning centre’ will also be opened there.

Mr. Kashalkar said the centre will function on the lines of India International Centre with technocrats imparting technical education through conferences. It will also provide several short-term management courses and refresher courses meant for distance learning, he said.

The premier institute has been granted five acres of land in sector 62 of Noida. -- PTI