Hindi University shortlists 2 buildings for new campus

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 May 2017 09:15:18

Staff Reporter,

In order to shift the building of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University, committee members visited all proposed campuses and finalized the two building including Benajeer College and Rukmani Devi Institute of Technology, Salaiya.

According to Hindi University officials, they are trying to get Benajeer College building and second option is Rukmani Devi Institute in Salaiya. Decision has been taken by officials in recent executive council meet.

The committee members also visited Bhoj University and other few colleges but their building were not appropriate for the Hindi University. The university was finalized to shit the building at Salaiya but student activists proposed the issue and said it is far way from city. Buckling under pressure of student activists, university postponed building shifting for fifteen days and formed committee to visit the proposed campuses.

Executive Council members of university suggested campuses like Narmada Bhawan, Benajeer College, Bhoj University, Paryavas Bhawan and AICTE building at Shyamla Hills as an option. Student activists including Akhil Bharatya Vidyarthi Parishad and National Students Union of India (NSUI) staged protest and several demonstrations to oppose the building. Earlier, university planned to shift building at private engineering college in Salaiya which is about 20 to 25 km away from the study center. Students said they have to travel extra 3 kilometer for the new campus.

DHE ordered Hindi University to shift the building from present campus. The university management called EC meet on May 11 to discuss the issue. At the eleventh hour EC meet was postponed and officials sought 15 days from DHE. “University officials are not answering us and even they denied meeting us. Management should inform students first that they are planning to shift the university 25 kilometer away before finalising the proposal,” said Vivek Tripathi, NSUI. He further said the building is being shifted to a campus which is 3 km away from bus stop. Tripathi said, university management should release tender for building or own campus.