01-09-2015, 08:53 PM
According to the reports The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) will be shifting to its permanent campus by March this year. The new campus is based out of the Kandi village of Medak district. At present, IIT Hyderabad is operating from its temporary campus in the Ordnance factory, Yeddumailaram.
For having a permanent campus IIT Hyderabad will be the first among the newly-established IITs. Three out of its total nine courses, Mechanical, Chemical and Civil, will now be delivered from the institute's new campus. According to institute officials, hostel accommodation for students have already been arranged. Moreover, although the initial plan was to shift to the new campus by August, 2015, the plan was advanced as the construction work was completed early, sources added.
Till date, Rs 640 crore has been the total expenditure to build up the campus. Moreover, to enhance the facilities funds from the institute's partnership project with Japan will also be utilized. It will be used to construct five buildings - a research center, library, convention village, sports/cultural complex as well as a technology and incubation center. Around Rs 200 crore will be spent to acquire high-tech equipment for research. It is estimated that more than eight months will be needed to shift all the facilities from Yedumailaram to the new campus.
At present, there are 1,650 students in IIT Hyderabad, out of which 759 are pursuing Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in eight engineering departments. The institute is vying to increase its student numbers to around 6,000 by the year 2018 and upto 9,000 by 2021, as per an earlier announcement by institute officials. The permanent campus will enable IIT Hyderabad to provide better facilities and accommodation to its faculty and students.
IIT Hyderabad is a progressive institute which has entered into collaborations with international institutes for academics and research. It is one of the six newly-established IITs, set up in 2008. It has developed into an institute for invention and innovation. It provides advanced knowledge and Scholarships to its students. The academic programs of the institute include B Tech, Master of Technology (M Tech), Master of Science (M Sc), Master of Philosophy (M Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).