IIIT Bhagalpur will have a permanent campus and the Central Public Works Department will be building the same. Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ yesterday laid the Foundation stone of permanent campus of IIIT Bhagalpur through virtual/online mode. The permanent campus will have Academic block, Administrative block, Lecture halls, Computer centre & Library block, workshop cum incubation centre, Girl’s and Boy’s Hostel, faculty residence, etc.
The MoU has been signed between IIIT Bhagalpur and CPWD for construction of all the above mentioned buildings of IIIT Bhagalpur. The total area of construction will be 25,000 metre square with a cost of Rs. 122 crores approximately. In view of new education policy-2020, each class in this building will have digital facilities. The lecture hall having capacity of 250 will be constructed. The construction of workshop cum incubation centre would also be constructed for the innovation and start-up promotion. All the building mentioned will be fully furnished with furniture and equipment. There will be provision of facilities like canteen, parking, LED fixtures, solar photo voltaic power generation systems and high capacity open air theatre along with Automatic Weather Station surrounding in computer centre cum library which will be signature building of IIIT Bhagalpur.
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhagalpur (IIIT Bhagalpur) is one of the IIITs set up by MHRD, Govt of India in PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP(PPP) mode. It started functioning from the academic year 2017. Govt of Bihar has provided 50 acres of land to IIIT Bhagalpur carved out of BCE Bhagalpur campus on the banks of river Ganga.