Kapil Hari Dwivedi [CHE 2007] pointed us to this press release from the Govt of India.
From the release:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Setting up of eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and conversion of IT-BHU into in IIT
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for:
3. In principle approval for taking over the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University - a constituent unit of the Banaras Hindu University, a Central University, its conversion into an Indian Institute of Technology and integrating it with the IIT system in the country.
- ITBHU Global Alumni Association Team
Update: There are links from various newspapers in the comments left by our dear fellow ITBHU family members, but this one deserves special mention.
Rajat Harlalka EEE05 says:
This news article is interesting - http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Homepage/Homepage+-+Other+Stories/awrgt.htm
"The faculty at the Baranas Hindu University on Thursday hailed the Union Government's decision to upgrade the Institute of Technology of the university to Indian Institute of Technology status and termed it as a historic decision.
The Union Cabinet's decision to upgrade IT BHU to the IIT status is a historic decision which will go a long way to the development of the higher research in the institution,the faculty and the students, S N Upadhyay, Director IT, BHU told a news agency."