Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi will soon get 100 acres of land in Haryana to construct an extension of IIT-D campus. The land is given by the Haryana government for the purpose.
The deputy-director of IIT-D, M Balakrishnan, said, “We have already written to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) about the land offered to IIT-D and after we hear from them we will use the land as an extension to our current campus."
However, Rakesh Kumar, registrar, IIT-D, informed that the new campus will be used only for the purpose of research and entrepreneurship development programmes. No B tech programmes will be conducted there. The new campus of IIT-D will solve the space related problem of IIT-D. The present campus of IIT-D is spread across 300 acres of land out of which 50 acres is forest area.
The present campus is also facing problem in terms of student strength as the present student strength is around is 8000 for which the current campus space is not adequate. Moreover, there is hardly any space left to construct facilities like more research labs.
One other problem faced by IIT-D is shortage of faculty. The institute is short of almost 200 faculty which is against the sanction.