Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, currently based in Karampura, is shifting to a new campus in Sector 3, Dwarka in mid – June before the new academic session begins.
The college, which started in 1989, has been using a school building for 25 years. It was in 2013 that the foundation stone of the new Dwarka Campus was unveiled by Sheila Dixit. The new campus reportedly has five times the space of their current campus.
The new campus of DDUC is multi-storeyed. It has an auditorium with a seating capacity of about 400 people, along with two seminar rooms, 12 lecture theatres and 26 lecture rooms for 2500 of its currently enrolled students. In addition, it has better infrastructure facilities for sports which has a provision for indoor squash, table tennis, archery and a gymnasium among other facilities. It has also been claimed to be eco-friendly, with rain water harvesting system and ongoing work on solar power generation system. The old school building will be given to Ambedkar University, Delhi.
The President of DDUC students Union, Garvit Choudhary, welcomed the change. However, he also expressed his concerns and said, “When there is change, it is always accompanied by mixed responses. While most are looking forward to the new campus, some are not. For instance, it would be difficult for some students travelling from Noida and North campus to travel to Dwarka. Nevertheless the new campus has mostly been welcomed by one and all”
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With inputs from Hindustan Times