On Thursday, Sarma said that the government was working towards a 2013 deadline for making the IIIT operational but in the event it failed, then it would become operational by 2014.
Sarma said that “Students who have passed Plus II examination will be eligible for admission to the IIIT.”
“While 50 percent seats will be reserved for students from the state, the remaining seats will be filled by students from outside the state and also from some South East Asian countries,” he added.
The minister also said that the government will set up tele-radiology in all the 27 districts of Assam by 2013.
He points out that Assam is the only state in the country choose for the implementation of the tele-radiology scheme, which has already been launched in Haflong headquarters of Dima Hasao district.
He said that the government will be spending about Rs.55 crore under the National Rural Health Mission to cover all the district headquarters under the programme by 2013.