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Amity proposes Rs 1000-1500 crore investment to set up university in Mohali

The university will have a state-of-the-art campus with a large residential student population.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2018 23:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Amity University,Amity in Mohali,Amarinder Singh
Amity University’s Noida campus(Amity)

The Amity University has proposed to set up a state-of-the-art university in Mohali. A delegation of the university led by Amity Education Group president Dr Atul Chauhan met Punjab chief minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh, here on Thursday.The delegates shared their plans to set up a campus for 20,000 students with an investment to the tune of ₹1,000-1,500 crore.

Giving details of the meeting, an official spokesperson said, “The delegation plans to set up the university across 50 acre in Mohali. They have been shown some sites in and around Mohali for the same but the final site is yet to be finalised.”

As per the delegation, the Amity varsity was looking for setting up a science-based university with multi-disciplinary approach.The delegation has proposed to offer flexibility in structuring of courses as per the students’ requirements.

The university will have a state-of-the-art campus with a large residential student population, said the delegation. Seeing the huge potential in the region, backed by the investor-friendly policies of the new government, the group decided to take up the issue on priority.

The CM directed the education department and housing department to take the proposal forward and extend all the required support to Amity to ensure the best possible deal for the students of Punjab.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 23:11 IST