The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) get new state of the art building at Technology Bhawan campus which was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh, yesterday.
The new campus when completed will have a built-up area of 35,576 Square Meter, comprising of two new Office Blocks, a 500 seater Auditorium, Canteen, Reception, CISF Block (office & single living), Post office, Bank and other facilities as authorized under norms of MoUD (Ministry of Urban Development). The buildings are targeted to achieve Green Ratings as per IGBC, USGBC and GRIHA standards. The State-of-the-art Buildings harness solar power for its lighting needs; a Building Management System (BMS), an STP for use of recycled water for horticulture and other purposes, a State-of-the-art Auditorium having capacity of 500; basement parking space for 400 vehicles; LED lighting system to reduce power consumption.
The new buildings will accommodate DST, DSIR and also five Autonomous Institutes under DST located at Delhi i.e. Science Engineering Research Board (SERB), Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Technology Development Board (TDB), VigyanPrasar, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) as they were functioning from rented premises.
Presently, the buildings occupied by DST were originally constructed as warehouses used for storage of food-grains imported by USAID under PL-480 “Public Law-480”.