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DU's Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business studies gets new campus

DU's Shaheed Sukhdev College gets new campus

New Delhi, Nov 12: Delhi University's Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business studies, which has been operating for over 27 years from a school building in East Delhi's Jhilmil colony area, will soon get a new facility-rich campus, estimated to cost Rs 130 crore.

"The plan for an eight-storied building in Rohini Sector 16 has been finalised. The foundation stone for the campus will be laid today, and it is expected to be operational by 2016 session," said Principal Dr Poonam Verma.

The college, funded by the Delhi government, has been operating from a government school building since its establishment in 1987. Currently, around 1200 students are enrolled in the five courses offered by the college.

The campus plan includes 60 state-of-art classrooms and separate hostel for boys and girls, a facility that is available in limited off-campus colleges of the varsity. According to the Principal, due to lack of infrastructure it has been difficult to introduce new courses in the college.

"At present the college offers BBS, BFA and Computer Science courses, but once the new campus becomes operational, the number of professional courses offered will increase and students will have more options," she said.

The budget for the new campus is estimated to be around Rs 130 crores. Besides the basement, the eight-story building will also have a 500 seater amphitheater, 400 seater auditorium, six computer labs and a library with a capacity of over 50,000 books.

The campus that will be built according to the "green building" concept will also have arrangements for rain water harvesting, recycling waste water and sewage treatment plant.

The college campus will be under 24-hour CCTV surveillance and also have designated sports area for students. Besides outdoor sports facilities, the wi-fi enabled campus will also have a multipurpose hall for indoor games and a yoga centre. The building plan also includes separate staff quarters and underground car parking.

PTI

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