Eight years on, Uttarakhand NIT yet to get its own campus

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

R B Patel, director in-charge, NIT Srinagar told TOI, "We were allotted land last year after students had protested, but it turned out to be on an earthquake prone zone." The students are demanding that the land for the campus be allotted somewhere in the plains.The NIT authorities said that they have the funds for a state-of-the-art campus but no land has been allotted to them by the state government. Instead of hostels, many students have been housed in hotels located far away from the campus.The NIT was set up in 2010 and the campus was to be established at Sumari, 15 km from the present location. Several of the hostel rooms on the ground floor have to be vacated because of leaks and seepage. "It is high time we got a campus of our own.

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