|FIRST 'WATER THEME IT PARK' TO COME UP SOON
The first Water Theme-based IT Park in the country would come at Ambalapuzha in Alappuzha district in the state. The federal government has formally notified 33 acres of Infopark Ambalapuzha as Special Economic Zone.
“Ambalapuzha Infopark is planned to be developed as the first ‘water theme’ based IT Park in India with immense untapped potential working towards promoting IT and Knowledge Services in the heart of Kerala’s famous Backwaters. With this park, we aim to create an ambience that is extremely conducive for professionals to work in a totally stress-free environment and for busy professionals to indulge in fruitful learning training and learning activities while recharging themselves,“ said Dr Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary, IT, Kerala government.
Infopark Ambalapuzha, located on the National Highway 47, about 22km from Alapuzha town is being developed in about 100 acres of prime property in Smrithivanam, Purakkad village.
Infopark CEO, Siddhartha Bhattacharya said: “The work for Infopark commenced in April 2009 and the first phase infrastructure work is expected to be completed by June 2010,” he said.
CBI probe against three colleges
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered cases against three self financing engineering colleges in the state for obtaining the clearance of All India Council for Technical Education (AICT) through back door.
The CBI would probe into the allegations that Trissur Thejas Engineering College, Vadakkanchery Malabar Engineering College and Palakkad Institute of Science and Technology bribed the AICT officials to obtain the clearance. All these colleges still did not have the infrastructure facilities stipulated by AICT.