The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi will soon start its extended branch at
The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi will soon start
its extended branch at Haryana. This development is being planned after the Haryana
government offered 100 acres of land to the institute.
According to M Balakrishnan, deputy director, IIT-D, before deciding on how to
make the best possible use of the land, permission from the Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD) has to be obtained on the same.
"We have already written to MHRD about the land offered to IIT-D and after we hear
from them we will use the land as an extension to our current campus," he informed.
As per Rakesh Kumar, registrar, IIT-D, the institute will not conduct B.Tech programmes
at the new campus. It will rather use that land for research related activities
and entrepreneurship development programmes. The new campus, when ready, will ease
out space-related problems that the IIT is facing now. IIT-D is spread across 300
acres of land out of which 50 acres is forest area.
With the available spread of land already in use, there is no space left to construct
facilities like more research labs. Also, the student strength of IIT-D at present
is approximately 8000, for which the current campus is not adequate.
The other problem faced by the institute is the shortage of faculty. IIT-D
is short of almost 200 faculty - as against the sanction.
Courtesy: Times of India