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IP University eyes expansion plan

delhi Updated: Dec 12, 2011 00:14 IST
Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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Students aspiring to study at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), popularly known as IP University, will be welcomed by some state-of-the-art infrastructure in coming years.

The university is all set to roll out a slew of large-scale development projects - from a new hostel building to an indoor

stadium. "A sports field has already been built. In the next two years, we will set up a swimming pool too. We will also have an indoor stadium, construction for which is already underway," said DK Bandopadhyay, vice-chancellor of the university.

An international youth hostel is also on the anvil, which will house 200 students. This facility follows the existing four youth hostels, which together can accommodate 800 students.

"The aim is to create a residential campus, so that students don't have to travel back and forth. However, we'll not hike the fee to finance the projects," he said.

However, a certain section of the expansion project has met a roadblock. The institute is still waiting for a clearance from the DDA to start the construction of another college in east Delhi's Surajmal Vihar. Around 20 acres has been set aside for the college. The university covers 16 acres in Kashmere Gate. It also has a 60-acre campus in Dwarka.

"We are waiting for the DDA's sanction plan, so that we can start the construction. The government has sanctioned R65 crore and we'll use that to build the School of Architecture and School of Design," he added.

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