Nit-patna Campus in Bihtato Be ready by July 2024 | Patna News

Patna: By July 2024, the prestigious National Institute of Technology (NIT) – Patna will get its second campus in Bihta, about 30 km from the main campus located at Ashok Rajpath in the state capital. Spread over 125 acres, the new campus will have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, built at a cost of Rs 526 crore.
Director of NIT-Patna, Prof. PK Jain said on Wednesday that NIT-Patna’s operational campus at Ashok Rajpath spans only 33 acres, which is now fully saturated, limiting any growth and expansion of activities and services. facilities. “In 2016, the Government of Bihar provided 125 acres of land to Bihta for the development of its additional campus. The land has been fully acquired and its boundary wall has already been completed with the support of the district administration” , did he declare. .
Speaking to the media here at the institute premises, the director said that a master plan has been prepared to accommodate 6,600 students at the new campus, which will be developed in three phases. “In the initial phase, 50 acres of land will be developed. A detailed project report has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Rs 499.21 crore sanctioned and released by the Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA ) for the development of its first phase to cater for 2,500 students. NBCC Ltd has been selected as the project management consultant,” said Jain.
He added that NBCC has been given the task of developing an area of ​​over 1,06,000 square meters at a cost of Rs 475 crore. Additionally, a boys hostel with a capacity of 700 students will also be built on 11,000 sq m at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
This future campus will be built turnkey in Engineering Procurement Commissioning (EPC) mode. The proposed campus will consist of five academic blocks, including the School of Electrical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, and School of Applied Science and Engineering. social science engineering. The administrative block will include the offices of the director of the institute, the registrar, the deans and other officers. In addition to the offices, the administrative block will also have a senatorial room and meeting rooms.
Other utilitarian structures will be the student activity center for indoor games (also known as a gymkhana), a sports arena with two separate grounds for cricket and football, a canteen-café, a central library and a data center, a complex of lecture halls with a seating capacity of 6,000 students, separate hostels for girls and boys, complex of continuing education programs (seminar, symposiums and conference hall), guest house, residential neighborhoods, convention and innovation center and center of excellence.
Apart from this, the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) system, the use of surface water and rainwater harvesting technology will be implemented in the future campus. To encourage the use of renewable energy resources, the latest solar power technology will be implemented to meet the lighting needs of the new Bihta campus. Additionally, locally available materials will be used in the construction of the new campus.
Jain said: “A dedicated power substation has already been built, commissioned and is in operation by the South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL). This substation will distribute the power supply into two separate parts, c i.e. and residential, which will improve the efficiency of electric power use at NIT-Patna’s Bihta campus, which is expected to be fully operational in two years.
He said that to earn the green campus label, the whole project is envisioned to get at least 4 stars from Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), which is the national rating system for the campus. India for any completed construction.

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