IIT Ropar new campus gets approval
The students and staff members at Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar can hope for better facilities on campus as the IIT Board of Governors has approved the master plan of the new building that is to be set up on nearly 475 acres. The first phase of construction is likely to begin within the next 6 months
The management has already finalised the consultant and the construction company for building the four-storey building that will have a provision for vertical expansion.
IIT, Ropar, the first in the region, was set up by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development in 2008. The classes for academic session 2008-2009 were held at IIT, Delhi before it started functioning at its temporary campus in August 2009, earlier occupied by Women’s Polytechnic, Ropar.
While the master plan is supposed to accommodate 10,000 students, the academic block will be set up for 2,500 students in the first phase. A total of 2,15,739 square metre area of the campus comprising academic and administration blocks with accommodation for staff and faculty along with sports and hostel facilities will be developed.
While three 450-bed hostels for boys will be constructed in the first phase, a 250-bed hostel for girls will also be built. Similarly, 350 flats measuring between 600 and 1,800 square yards will be built for faculty and other staff members.
The institute offers degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Final Environmental Clearance for establishment of “IIT” at Bara Pool, Rupnagar issued by State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority, Department of Environment, Punjab vide letter no. SEIAA/M.S/78 dated 07.01.15.[Link]