The Assam government will provide land to the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) for setting up of a medical college.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while speaking at the foundation day of IIT-Guwahati on Wednesday, said that he has directed Kamrup deputy commissioner to provide a suitable land to IIT-Guwahati to set up a medical college.

Notably, IIT-Guwahati already has a fully functioning hospital on its campus, which was established in 2006 and has nine specialties.

IIT-Guwahati is a public technical and research university established by the Government of India in 1994.

It is the sixth Indian Institute of Technology established in India.

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IIT-Guwahati admitted its first batch of students into its Bachelor of Technology programme in 1995.

The campus of IIT-Guwahati is located on the northern banks of River Brahmaputra and abuts the North Guwahati town of Amingaon.

It is often considered as the most beautiful campus in India.

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