Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a global brand today that offers high quality education comparable to the best in the world. New knowledge creation through research and dissemination of the same to the students is integral to IIT system of education. Building a global citizen is also its education focus. Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar is the first amongst the eight new IITs to become operational. The Institute with 40 students each in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering started running from its mentor institute campus at IIT Kharagpur from 23 July, 2008. The temporary campus for IIT Bhubaneswar is being developed by augmenting the facilities available at IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar Extension Campus. Faculty recruitment, creation of laboratories and other support facilities are in full swing. The Institute will operate from the temporary campus at Bhubaneswar from the coming academic session i.e. July 2009.
The Government of Orissa has provided 935 acres of land at Arugul near Jatni Railway Station for IIT Bhubaneswar. The Government has also agreed to make available 3 million gallons of water per day, uninterrupted power supply of 5 megawatt and a four-lane road from National Highway No.5 to this new IIT.
IIT Bhubaneswar with its 935 acres of land will be designed to have a self contained campus for 10,000 students and 1100 faculty. A Science Park will be part of this institution. The Park will house a large number of industry supported R&D units. It will promote industry relevant collaborative R&D activities with the institute and facilitate practice relevant education.
The Institute will offer education and research programmes in disciplines of national and global interest. The specific local needs will also be taken care of. To promote inter-disciplinary education and research, the Institute will not have many narrow specialization oriented departments. It will have few Schools and each School can offer several programmes.
The Foundation Stone for this IIT was laid on February 12, 2009. An estimated amount of Rs.780 crores will be spent in next few years to develope this Institute. A Master Plan for this Institute is being developed. Global tender for choice of Architect has been floated. Within next 2 years, the Institute will be operational from the new campus.
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