Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad is soon going to get a permanent campus. IIT-ians of Hyderabad will be shifting from its temporary campus in the Ordnance factory, Yeddumailaram to a permanent one at Kandi village of Medak district in March this year.
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.
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 has 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.
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.