Friday, July 14, 2006
IIT Kharagpur to set up new campus at New Town
PTI[ THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2006 09:40:28 PM]
KOLKATA: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, would
develop a new campus at New Town in Rajarhat here at a cost of Rs
250 crore and would have hostel facilities for 2500 regular
Announcing this here on Thursday, IIT Kharagpur's board of Governors
Chairman Sanjiv Goenka said the institute has already received the
first installment of Rs 25 crore from the Union government for
beginning the construction work at the 10 acre plot.
The new campus, which is to have 2000 additional capacity for
accommodating trainees for short term assignments, would promote
incubation programs, advanced R&D activities, post graduate and
undergraduate education in specialised areas, Goenka said.
There would also be an industrial hub at the campus, providing
opportunities for attracting high technology. He said that the
capacity at the Kharagur campus has already been increased by 652
seats this year.
"IIT Kharagpur has prepared perspective plans for an undergraduate
lab complex, a hall for girl students, an auditorium for 800 persons
and a 2000-seating modern convention centre," Goenka said.
At the 52nd convocation of IIT Kharagpur on July 15, which would be
addressed by Union Human Resources Development minister Arjun Singh,
degrees would be conferred on 1370 students, including 84 PhD, 11 MS
and 452 M Tech, he added.