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IIT-Bhubaneswar in Odisha to shift to new campus soon

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17:

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar has planned to shift to its permanent campus at Arugul located in the outskirt of Odisha’s capital city from the academic session 2014-15.

Master plan of main building of  IIT Bhubaneswar
Master plan of main building of IIT Bhubaneswar

The premier Institute which was established on July 22, 2008 under the mentorship of IIT Kharagpur is currently operating from eight different locations in the capital.

“We are planning to move to the new campus from next academic session in a phased manner. Construction work at the permanent campus is in full swing, while students’ hostel, few staff quarters and the guest house are ready to start with,” Professor Sujit Roy, Director of the IIT Bhubaneswar told OST,

Though the state government had provided the institute about 936 acre of land in Arugul near Jatni in 2009 to develop it campus, the construction work is yet to be completed.

The Foundation Stone for the IIT was laid on February 12, 2009.

The IIT director said they have not faced any hurdles in the construction work which is almost complete.

“Very soon the academic session will start at its new campus,” he said.

Now the institute offers various courses such as Basic Sciences, Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, Infrastructure, Mechanical Sciences, Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering for expanding world-class research.