For years now, the one thing students and teachers at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) have complained about is the physical infrastructure.
The management school, started in the year 1954 is still running from the same building as it did during its inception. This has now become too small to house the 1,200 plus students currently studying in the school.
But all of this is soon going to change. The school is getting its own residential campus inside the South Campus next to Ram Lal Anand College.
“It will be a four-storey, state-of-the-art building with big classrooms, conference halls, sports facilities and everything that a management school should have,” said Raj S Dhankar, dean, FMS.
The requisite permissions have been acquired and the construction will start in four to five months’ time, he said. The campus will be ready to use in 2013.
The management school has for a long time been trying to get a bigger campus in order to accommodate all students. The plan for this campus was, in fact, on board for the past two years but it was only this year that all permissions were granted. The funding of the project is coming from the Planning Commission and ministry of human resource development.
The school currently functions from a two-acre campus in North Campus. Though it is Wi-Fi enabled, has video conferencing rooms, projectors and all other amenities needed in a management school, the building is simply too small to house such a large number of students.
“When the school had started in 1954, there were around 120 students studying here. By 1990, this number was 300. In the last 20 years, the strength has gone up by four times but the size of the building is still the same. The need for a new campus was immediate,” Dhankar added.
The new campus will be residential and will have 200 seats each for men and women in separate hostels. It is also going to have a positive effect in the ranking of the school.