As part of a significant renovation project, Delhi School of Economics plans to construct two new multi-storey buildings to address the issue of space shortage on campus.
Delhi University is planning to invest Rs 201 crores for a significant infrastructural expansion at Delhi School of Economics (DSE) to address the issue of space shortage. Senior officials at the University reportedly told The Times of India (TOI) that at least 2 multi-storey buildings are expected to be built on the DSE campus. The proposal stated the likely construction of two eight-storey buildings on the vacant spaces available within the campus.
“There will be two new buildings, each having ground plus seven floors, at DSE. There are vacant plots on both sides when one enters the campus. So the buildings will be constructed over there.” – a senior DU official.
The DSE campus currently houses DU’s departments of economics, sociology, geography, and commerce. According to a senior official, space congestion has developed over time, owing to the student strength of the commerce department.
“This is primarily to deal with the space crunch. The new buildings will have classrooms, seminar halls, tutorial halls, laboratories for departments that require them, and faculty rooms. Currently, we are preparing the drawings for the same and the university has already approached the Central Public Works Department to undertake the project.” – the senior official added.
The official further told TOI that the University is awaiting the release of funding from the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA).
“Once the HEFA funds get released, the construction work will begin. We are hoping to begin the work within a month of the HEFA funds being available. Following that, it will take another 18 to 24 months for the project to be completed. We are expecting the HEFA funds to be released soon.” – said the University official in conversation with TOI.
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) building, which is located on the DSE campus, is also expected to be vertically extended by the university.
“The IEG building is currently ground plus one floor. A vertical extension will be carried out and even that building will ultimately have eight floors like the two new buildings. Once the new buildings are ready, depending on the requirements of the various departments, the university will be allotting requisite space to each of them.” – the senior official commented.
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