The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) has finally awarded the contract to build second phase of its campus to the Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s largest construction engineering firm. It may be recalled here that the tenders were called for the project in March, 2018. The campus is being constructed under a loan received from Japan International Cooperation Agency.
As per the contract the L&T will construct knowledge center, research center complex, technology incubation park, sports & cultural complex, international guest house, convention center & academic quad-1, including chemistry building, material science & metallurgical engineering building, bio technology & bio medical engineering building, including all infrastructure facilities for the campus development. The project has to be completed in 36 months.
The IIT-H is planned as a residential campus on an area of 576 acres to eventually accommodate a population of 30,000, including 20,000 students, with a built up area of 2.1 million square meters. The growth of the campus is planned in phases with corresponding increase in physical infrastructure and support facilities to accommodate increase in number of students.
In its 10th year of operation, IIT Hyderabad is one among the 2nd generation of IITs started by the Govt. of India. IIT-H enjoys a very special relationship with Japanese Universities and Industries that goes beyond academic and research collaborations. In fact, some of the iconic buildings in IITH campus will carry the signature of Japanese architecture.