Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 19:
The process of shifting of the students and staff of the IIT-Bhubaneswar (IIT-B) to the newly constructed campus at Aragul on the outskirts of the Odisha capital began on Saturday.
“A total of 600 students staying int temporary hostels in the city were brought to the new campus in five buses at about noon,” said RK Rajkumar director, IIT-Bhubaneswar.
He said while the students have been brought to the new campus in the first phase, the staff of the institute would be shifted to the new campus in the next phase.
“Construction work of the new campus and the staff quarters inside its premises has been completed. However, administrative work and regular classes would continue in the existing campuses in the city for the time being,” he added.
Referring to safety measures taken at the new campus, Rajkumar said four security guards have been deployed in each hostel. Apart from this, one superintendent has been kept in charge of each hostel.
“We have taken special measures for the security in the girls’ hostels with specific guidelines for the girl students about the security measures they should adopt while going out of the hostel,” he informed.
Students who have gone to their houses for summer vacation, would stay in the new campus after their return on July 20. However, regular classes would be held in the old campuses they were staying earlier, he pointed out.
“Construction of quarters for the professors and non-teaching staff has been completed,” Rajkumar said.
He, however, informed that it would take more than six months to complete the remaining construction work of the new campus.