NEW DELHI: Indraprastha Institute of Information and Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) celebrated the inauguration of its Phase-II in Delhi Campus on 21st August 2018. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the new building of IIIT-D in its campus. On this occasion, Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Education, Delhi, were also present there.
The ceremony started around 11’0 clock with a warm welcome of Chief Guests followed by a tour of the Phase II campus and the unveiling of the Plaque.
Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia taking a tour of the Phase II campus
Currently, the institute has a fully-developed infrastructure, spread in 25 acres in Phase III of Okhla Industrial Estate. The campus which includes lecture halls, classrooms, research labs, instruction labs, boys’ hostel, girls’ hostel, dining and student centre, tennis court, basketball court, and volleyball, etc., accounts for the total built-up area of 33, 000 sqm. In 2015, the institute felt the need to expand its campus and improve the infrastructure to deliver the students better education and training.
Throwing light on the reason behind Phase II campus development, Professor Pankaj Jalote, Director of IIIT-D, said “Thanks CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia for gracing the inauguration ceremony with their kind presence. I would like to express my gratitude to you both for providing us with the complete support in building up Phase II in such a short span of time.” he further commented.
The founding stone for this development at IIIT-Delhi campus was laid by Manish Sisodia in May 2015. New Academic Block, Lecture Hall Block, Residential (Faculty Residence) Block, Hostel Block H1, Hostel Block H2, and Sports Block are built in the campus and collectively called Phase II. The eight-storey New Academic Block which has 4 hundred-seater lecture halls, 58 labs, 116 faculty rooms and office spaces is fully operational since August 2017. The 11-storeyed Hostel Block H1 which has 21 married accommodation facility and 197 double-seater rooms is functional since Feb 2018. The Residential faculty has 12 stories with 44 flats, which are occupied since March this year.
The six-storey Lecture Hall Block with one 500-seater and two 300-seater lecture theatres, classrooms, and instructions labs is completed and will be put to use now onwards. The eleven-storey Hostel block H2 will soon be completed and will have 227 double-seater rooms along with three hostel extension blocks. Moreover, the Sports Block will have four storeys with specialized walling in two squash courts, badminton court, swimming pool, gymnasium, yoga room, multi-purpose hall and several well-furnished guest rooms.