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BHUBANESWAR: Under pressure from Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the development of permanent campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar at Argul, on the outskirts of capital city, is likely to be expedited.
The IIT-Bhubaneswar will soon submit a fresh timeline for completion of different phases of construction to Union HRD Ministry.
Sources in IIT-Bhubaneswar said progress of eight new IITs was reviewed by Union HRD Ministry at New Delhi on Thursday. Representatives of new IITs including of IIT-Bhubaneswar were present at the meeting. The IIT-Bhubaneswar would be preparing a report identifying various bottlenecks such as forestland conversion, slow rate of land transfer and upgradation of division of Central Public Works Department at Bhubaneswar for expeditious construction approval process. The institute was assured that Union HRD ministry would take up the issues of hindrances with both the State government and other Union government departments. Sources said next month tenders would be floated for land, road network and drainage development at the site identified for IIT-Bhubaneswar at Argul which was disfigured by stone quarry mafia. In the month of December next, another tender inviting organisation to execute construction of main building which is to be completed in two phases is likely to be published. The State government had identified 935 acres , mostly government land, at Argul for IIT-Bhubaneswar. Although the academic session of this new IIT started from July 2008, no visible progress was made on site of permanent campus. Initially the main campus was proposed to be completed in 2012 and later the deadline was extended to 2013.
But going by the pace of development, it is unlikely that a fully developed campus would be ready by the end of 2014. Situation is such that the IIT is operating from eight different locations of the capital city. The IIT-B is currently has B.Tech courses in civil, electrical and mechanical while Ph.D programme in civil, electrical and Mechanical, physics, chemistry, mathematics and humanities. The student strength of the institute is 360.
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