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January 13th, 2008

Georgia Tech plans SEZ

Abstract:
The world-renowned Georgia Institute of Science and Technology (Georgia Tech) has sought 250 acres of land in order to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) focusing on research and industrial collaboration apart from the offshore campus that the institute is planning on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The institute was in talks with the state government for starting a 100-acre campus, the first outside the 400-acre sprawling institute in the heart of Atlanta in Georgia, US. "Now, however, they have expressed the intention of starting a SEZ as well apart from the campus and the government is inclined to clear the proposal," an official told TOI.

State government officials say Georgia Tech being among the top ten US public universities, its presence in Hyderabad in the form of the SEZ and an overseas campus will greatly boost the academic credentials of Andhra Pradesh. "Not only is it among the top ten public universities in the US, but it is also a leading research university, and its forays into nanotechnology and semi-conductors will be a boon for students here. The SEZ will be a great added incentive," the official said.

Source:
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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