Oops! Sorry, it's the IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and not the IITs. Rediff's report (taken from PTI) really screwed it up! The Press Information Bureau's release clearly states that "Proposals have been submitted to the Planning Commission for starting 20 new IIITs so as to cover each major State."
Thanks to Chitta and Yogesh for pointing out the error in Rediff's report.
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There are more goodies: an IIM (Shillong), an IIIT (Kanchipuram), two IISERS (Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram), and two schools of planning and architecture (Vijayawada and Bhopal).
The report goes on to say four new Central Universities were created last year. Does anyone know where they are located?