JAMMU: The government on Friday said that feasibility of land in Narkara for out campus of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Kashmir is being ascertained because of its “marshy nature”.
An official handout said that chief secretary BB Vyas said that if the site is not found feasible then suitable land for the IIM should be looked while asking the divisional commissioner Kashmir to finalise the site at the earliest.
The government’s decision to set up IIM at Narkara has come under scanner as the site is part of wetland managed by Rakhs and Farms of Agriculture department.
While reviewing the progress at a meeting in Jammu, Vyas was told that the joint inspection and demarcation of the site for establishment of IIM at village Jagati, Nagrota measuring 1600 Kanals has been completed. The construction work can be started immediately by the IIM team, it said.
Vyas insisted on immediately starting the work on the construction of boundary wall at the site besides initiating the process of starting the work on the permanent campus.
Meanwhile, efforts are on to start an incubation centre for IIM and a private building is being identified for the purpose at Srinagar. Currently, IIM Jammu is functioning in old campus of the University of Jammu at Canal Road, Jammu. The Academic session of IIM Jammu started from November, 2016 with 54 students and second batch from August, 2017 with 67 students.