The Delhi government has approved Rs 2,306.58 crore for the two new campuses of the state-run Ambedkar University at Rohini and Dhirpur, an official statement said on Wednesday. The new campuses will accommodate more than 26,000 students in the coming years, it said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has approved a fund of Rs 2,306.58 crore for the construction of state-of-the-art infrastructure on the upcoming campuses of Ambedkar University, it said. Sisodia, who also holds an education portfolio, says more than 2.5 million students pass 12th grade each year and apply to various universities.
But despite having merit and qualifications, not everyone is admitted in reputed universities. To meet the educational needs of such a large population of students, the new campuses are designed to ensure the most conducive environment for collective engagement, space for self-growth, knowledge generation and dissemination, community living and inclusive culture, “he said.
Sisodia added that the current number of approved students of the university is more than 4000 and with the construction of two new campuses at Dhirpur and Rohini, it will increase to 30,000 students.
The upcoming Ambedkar University campus in Rohini will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1107.56 crore. The campus will cover an area of 1,64,130 square meters and will accommodate more than 10,000 students. The Dhirpur Campus, spread over an area of 2,00,759 sq.m., will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1199.02 crore. It will have a capacity of more than 16,000 students.
Both campuses will have a multi-storey academic block and auditorium with health center, convention block, MLCP, administrative block, library block, amphitheater, guest house, separate hostel for girls and boys.
Different types of residential units will also be constructed in both the campuses.