The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, will shift to a new building on south campus by 2013. Currently situated on north campus, FMS is facing space problems, therefore, the decision to relocate.
Raj S Dhankar, newly-appointed dean of FMS, says, “We have always wanted to shift to south campus as the space available at north campus is not up to our requirement. What we need is a much bigger space with four-storied building and three times more space than the present one. And all of this will be possible on our new campus.” According to Dhankar, in the last decade the number of students at FMS has increased four times.
The new FMS campus would be a complete residential school, which will be built keeping in mind the leading business schools of today. The new complex will have better infrastructure. “We will have everything, like lecture halls, conference halls, spacious faculty rooms, libraries and two hostels, one each for boys and girls.”
Dhankar says that though there is a hostel facility on north campus too, it cannot accommodate more than 40 to 50 students. But the hostels at the new campus would be able to accommodate almost all the students (1200 students). Also, the new campus being closer to the industrial area like Gurgaon, will provide better corporate exposure to the students.
“Once our target of shifting to south campus is achieved, we might also come up with new programmes and courses for our students. As of now, the evening programmes, which are part-time MBA programmes are already being re-structured,” informs Dhankar.