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6 years on, Mumbai university finally completes ₹22.7-cr Kalyan sub-centre

The one-storey campus building, which spans across 6,040 square metres, has four classrooms, laboratories, a library and a canteen

mumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2017 00:05 IST
Muasab Qazi
The MU built sub-centres to offer administrative assistance to students in various regions under varsity's jurisdiction
The MU built sub-centres to offer administrative assistance to students in various regions under varsity's jurisdiction(HT file )

The University of Mumbai's (MU) School of Engineering Sciences at its Kalyan sub-centre will finally become operational by the next academic year, said a varsity official on Monday. 

The varsity, which has completed the construction of its Rs 22.70 crore Kalyan sub-centre six years after its inauguration, was hoping to open the campus for students from the current academic year. However, it is awaiting for an occupancy certificate (OC) from Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC).

The sub-centre will also cater to students from MU's Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) after Diwali vacation, said the official. 

The one-storey campus building, which spans across 6,040 square metres, has four classrooms, laboratories, a library and a canteen. The building will house the School of Engineering Sciences, which will offer postgraduation courses in technology and a facilitation centre for IDOL students. However, students will have visit MU Kalina and Fort campus for major administrative work. 

The MU built sub-centres to offer administrative assistance to students in various regions under varsity's jurisdiction. Currently, the varsity has two sub-centres in Thane and Ratnagiri. The construction of Kalyan sub-centre lasted for six years owing to various administrative hurdles. 

In 2011, the KDMC alloted a 25,370 square metre plot in Mauje-Gandhare, Kalyan (West), for the varsity. However, the construction could not begin immediately because the plot was initially the land was reserved for a garden in the development plan of the civic body. The construction began only after the state changed the land reservation to an educational institute. 

There were other reasons for the delay as well. “The construction work was stalled during monsoon owing to unsuitable weather conditions. There was also a shortage of labour and funds," said the official.