The foundation stone of the proposed 18.75 acre east Delhi campus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) was laid by the union HRD minister Smriti Irani on Sunday. The university campus would be fully equipped with modern facilities including solar power panels and geo-thermal cooling systems to give it an international standard. The campus would come up in the Surajmal Vihar area in the lines of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad with a sprawling budget of Rs 285 crore.
The campus would include ‘School of Planning and Architecture’ and ‘School of Design’. It would also have solar power panels of 12 MW capacity installed in the campus and geo-thermal cooling systems. At present the proposed hostel facility is for 300 boys and 200 girls which is going to either change to equal number of boys or girls or 300 girls and 200 boys as pointed out by the HRD minister. This also would be the first university campus around East Delhi, which would fulfill the needs of the students residing at the area.
A MoU is also on the cards with the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), under which the students who would be in their third year could be given placements in the civic body. BJP MP from East Delhi Mahesh Giri said that as he promised in elections, the work with respect to the campus has been started in five months. East Delhi is considered as the most backward region and has longed for progress for years. This would be the first campus where 80 percent students would be admitted from Delhi only.
- The foundation stone of the proposed 18.75 acre east Delhi campus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University was laid
- HRD ministry laid its foundation stone
- The university campus would be fully equipped with modern facilities
- The campus would come up in the Surajmal Vihar area with a budget of Rs 285 crore