Presidency Univ Kurseong campus to start by 2020
Darjeeling: The second campus of the prestigious Presidency University is scheduled to become operational by 2020 in Kurseong. This was announced by TMC Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Chettri on Thursday.
"The Higher Education Department of the Government of West Bengal has already sanctioned Rs 74 crores for the new campus coming up at Dowhill in Kurseong. The university will be housed in a five -storied building and Rs 49 crore has already been spent on the building. The fourth floor is complete," stated Chettri. She was assigned the job of monitoring the project by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Chettri visited the upcoming campus in Kurseong on Thursday. Incidentally in August 2015 the Chief Minister had announced that Kurseong would house the second campus of Presidency.
Work is also on for the construction of boys' hostel, girls' hostel and professors' quarters. Each hostel will accommodate 100 students. "Rs 25 crore has been spent for the construction of the hostels and the quarters," added the MP.
The construction work of the second campus is being undertaken by the PWD, Government of West Bengal.
"After reviewing the progress of construction work, I feel we will be able to flag off the second campus of the Presidency by early 2020," stated Chettri.
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