PWD floats e-tender for construction of Jhargram University
Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) has floated an e-tender for construction of Jhargram University in the district. The total project cost for the first phase will be over Rs 20 crore and the agency which will be selected through tender will have to complete the construction work within two years.
The work will involve construction of a G+2 storey library building, a G+2 storey student activity centre, a two-storey electrical service station-cum-caretaker quarter, a G+2 storey 100 bed boys' hostel, a G+2 storey 100 bed girls' hostel and a G+2 storey guest house.
It was August last year when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had laid the foundation stone of the varsity at Jhargram-Lodhasuli Road on 27.02 acres of land.
The university will have five departments to start with, namely Arts, Social Science, Information Science and Media, Science and Technology and vocational courses. There will be facilities to study the Arts subjects in Olchiki script.
With the construction of the university in Jhargram, there will be three universities in Paschimanchal. The two existing universities in the area are Vidyasagar University in West Midnapore and Sidho Kanho University in Purulia.
The proposed university will benefit the local students immensely, as they will not have to go to other districts to pursue higher education.
It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, the Chief Minister has made frequent visits to Jhargram, to win the confidence of the people.
Projects have been taken up for massive development of the area. A bridge was constructed at Lalgarh, while a nursing college, a women's college and a super-specialty hospital have come up as well.
To provide better education to the tribal students, Banerjee had requested the then general secretary of the Ramakrishna Order Swami Suhitanandaji to take over the Eklavya Model Residential School.