IIM- Amritsar Soon to Get Own Campus
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, will have its permanent campus on a 61-acre of land on the Amritsar-Jalandhar street at Manawala. The ground-breaking ceremony was held in the presence of chief guest Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and guest of honour Minister for Higher Education and Languages Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today in the presence of MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla.
With an expected expense of Rs 600 crore, the new campus will be spread in roughly 60,300 sq m. With students of the third batch joining this academic session, the strength of students here has arrived at 250.
The HRD Minister said Rs 350 crore had been authorized for the first phase of the venture and as the construction activities continued, another measure of Rs 250 crore also would be distributed for the following phases.
Initially, the foundation stone of the permanent campus was laid by previous Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on June 19, 2016. Since the enrollment of the IIM, Amritsar society, on July 27, 2015, it was being kept running from its temporary campus of the Punjab Institute of Technology close to Guru Nanak Dev University.
The HRD clergyman advocated the postponement in the permanent campus by saying that the one acre of land that fell inside the demarcated site was requisite and it took four years to acquire that real estate parcel. “The DPR couldn’t be finished except if this one-acre of land was incorporated into the arrangement. Since it was done, there was no obstacle in finishing the arrangement for the permanent campus,” he said.
Chief Prof Nagarajan Ramamoorthy said the construction work would begin inside a quarter of a year as some official conventions for ‘freedom’ was still to be gotten.
He said the campus would be developed in three stages. In the main stage, there would be well-equipped classrooms, library, health centre, incubation centre and cafeteria.
Tript Bajwa took a correspond at the ceremony saying, “I trust that this will be the last ceremony in the future which just the construction will initiate”. He was alluding to the “indistinguishable functions” that were held previously — one by Jaitley in 2016, trailed by another in May 2017 by previous neighbourhood BJP serve.
Tript Bajwa at his witty best
Bureau Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa took an agree at the ground-breaking ceremony saying, “I hope that this will be the last ceremony hereafter which only the construction will commence”. He was referring to the “identical ceremonies” that were held before.
2022 tentative deadline
At present, the 3.5-km-long limit boundary is finished and the specialists have a tentative deadline of finishing the task by 2022.
Executive Prof Nagarajan Ramamoorthy said the construction work would begin inside a quarter of a year as some official customs for ‘leeway’ was still to be acquired.
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