Delhi University’s East Campus to be ready by 2026 in Surajmal Vihar, to aid better administration, create more opportunities for higher education and introducing more law programmes. The construction work would begin within the next eight months, said VC, Delhi University. 

The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Singh, on Friday revealed the commencement of construction
work of the East Campus of Delhi University, adding that the work would begin next year with an aim to have the new East Campus ready in Surajmal Vihar by 2026. He says that the Delhi University plans to spend Rs 1718 crore on revamping the entire infrastructure of the university over the next few years.

The University of Delhi currently has two college campuses under it’s aegis–the North and the South Campus. The proposal for expansion were first brought up in December, 2020, when the then pro-vice-chancellor PC Joshi informed about prospects of development of a campus in East Delhi in a bid to reduce the administrative burden on the existing two campuses and also to give way to more opportunities for higher education.

This news elicited a positive response, especially from DU colleges located in East Delhi.

“We have to send someone to the North campus for some administrative work almost daily. Our students also have to travel all the way to the North campus for any grievance. It becomes even more difficult for us to coordinate during examination or admissions. Things will become really easier for us if we get a campus in Surajmal Vihar.”said Payal Mago, principal of Shaheed Rajguru College in Vasundhara Enclave.”

The Delhi University had also planned the establishment of a West Campus in Roshanpura, near Najafgarh, to cater to student coming from rural Delhi and Haryana. However, the VC responded that at present, there are no plans for the construction of a West Campus. With regards to the construction of the East Campus, Mr Singh, in conversation with the Press Trust of India, stated that,

“The construction of the East Campus will be begin in the next eight months. The process is underway. We have
applied for funding with the Government of India”

The Vice Chancellor also relays the pertinence of having constructed a new campus by highlighting how it would help manage administrative work, introduce new courses and expand across the city. He laid heavy focus on their aim of launching law programmes in the new campus and incentivizing entrepreneurship.

“There are over 100 unicorns in the country today. We need to provide space to help students, faculty and alumni to come up with ideas,” said Mr. Singh (The Hindu).

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