The strength of Unity never die or fail, for the first time in Belgaum all the eighteen MLA and and two MPs and our industry bigwigs have come together and forged an alliance for further proceedings of establishment of IIT Belgaum .Thanks to MLA Mr Abhay Patil who has taken the lead for this.
Like VTU though head quartered in Belgaum its center of excellence like Tool room R & D center and E learning studio is based in Mysore , Belgumites must not be discriminated any more and we should have full fledge IIT here at Belgaum. In past when Mr Mahima Patel was in H D Kumarswamys ministry at Delhi brought up the opening of International American university from USA at Belgaum but it never materialized. Hubli Dharwad got IITB Banglore branch, Gulbarga got Central University and Bangaluru have IISC, so It is Belgaum to have IIT now.
Belgaum which is an distinguished place for its industrial strata and acquired global accolades in industrial revolution from starting of Hydraulics to Coach building has got a very valid stand for ITT to be established soon here.
Most prominent personalities of City from Industries , Educational establishment came together and presented and shared information and further road map for establishment of Belgaum IIT which includes , Industrialist Mr.Sudhir Dharekar , Mr Vinay Jathar Mr Vitthal Hegde, Mr Naryan Pai Mr Vishal Hangirkar and Educationalists ,Former IIT Prof Dr Joshi Mr Kori from VTU , KLE Principal Dr S.S. Pilly GIT Principal Dr..D. H. Rao BBCI President Mr .B. Kaggangi. The meeting took place at Hotel Panhmukhi resort in Belgaum.
Support form neighboring states too poured in, Two MPs from Goa & MLAs from Maharashtra mainly Kolhapur district have come forward in their interest and support for establishment of Belgaum IIT. I wish Mr Bommi district in charge Minister for Belgaum support this as well and stand by Belgaumites and why not ? I will benefit North Karnataka also I wish all Belgaumites and people from North Karnataka would be happy on IIT Belgaums establishment soon.
Source : Extracts from Tarun Bharat