SRINAGAR: The government has decided to establish an out-campus for National Institute of Technology outside Srinagar and asked district commissioner Srinagar to identify land for it.
In a meeting held by advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganai on Tuesday, it was decided the out-campus should preferably come adjacent to IIT and IIM for which land will be identified somewhere outside the capital city.
The need for the out-campus has been necessitated by the lack of space in the existing campus in Hazratbal and the already proposed new departments will come up in the out-campus, an official spokesperson said.
It said the meeting was attended by Commissioner/ Secretary, Higher Education, Sarita Chauhan, Director NIT, Srinagar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal, Director Colleges, Zahoor A. Chat and Registrar, NIT Srinagar to discuss various pending issues pertaining to expansion of NIT Srinagar.
“The issues of construction of hostel block and encroachment of land adjacent to the NIT campus were also brought into the notice of DC Srinagar, who also holds the charges of VC LAWDA agreed to address the issues and help to solve the problems,” it said.
The meeting also decided that Commissioner/ Secretary Higher Education will take up the issue of land for IIT, IIM and out-campus of NIT with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir so that these campuses could come up simultaneously and preferably on adjacent pieces of land somewhere outside the Srinagar city.
The Advisor emphasised on effective coordination between the Higher Education Department, NIT, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and DC Srinagar.