—CT News Bureau

Pune, May 27: Home grown software security provider Quick Heal has tied up with the Maharashtra Government as one of the business partners for Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) to be set up in Pune. The other business partners for the Pune IIIT project are Rolta India and Hubtown.

Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO, Quick Heal, said, ā€œIā€™m grateful to the Government of Maharashtra, who have given us the opportunity to help them create an infrastructure that will provide students from all sectors gain access to quality education.ā€

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The state cabinet of the Maharashtra Government gave its nod for the project in Pune, the second city in the state after Nagpur to have such an institute. Both IIITs will be set up on Not-for-profit Private Public Partnership (N-PPP) model.

The major objective in establishing IIITs is to set up a model of education which can produce best-in-class human resources in IT and harness the multi-dimensional facets of IT in various domains. These IIITs are conceived as research-led institutions contributing significantly to the global competitiveness of key sectors of the Indian economy and industry with application of IT in the select domain areas.