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IIT-Hyderabad to have new campus in March

Education NewsThree of its nine courses – mechanical, civil and chemical – will now be offered from the new campus. Hostels for boys and girls are already in place on the new campus, a senior official said. While the institute was planning to shift to the new campus by August this year, the institute seems to have advanced the plan as the construction finished earlier, sources said.

So far, a total of Rs. 640 crore has been spent on developing the campus. Funds from the IIT-H-Japan collaboration project too would be used to set up facilities there. About Rs 200 crore would be spent on procuring state of the art equipment for research. The IIT officials had confirmed earlier that funding from Japan which amounts to Rs 640 crore would also be used to construct five buildings on the premises including a library, research centre, sports and cultural complexes, convention village and technology and incubation centre. It would take over eight months to shift all of the facilities on Yedumailaram campus to the new campus.

IIT-H, which currently has 1,650 students, also has plans to expand its students’ strength to nearly 6,000 by 2018 and 9,000 by 2021, the campus authorities had announced earlier. With the new campus coming in, the IIT is expected to have better facilities for housing students and faculty members.

Source: The Times of India

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