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JNU to have new hostel for northeast students

The hostel will have a capacity to accommodate more than 400 scholars in 224 rooms

The North Eastern Council has launched Rs 11 crore for the construction of a hostel for northeastern scholars in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. The tendering by means of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) is under procedure.

The main points have been mentioned by means of the officials of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and North Eastern Council (NEC) in a overview assembly held on June 3, 2019.

The four-storey hostel will have 224 rooms to house scholars. Out of the 224 rooms, 24 will likely be reserved for students with disabilities. “This hostel is funded by means of the North East Council under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to create 440 additional living spaces across the campus in all hostels for students coming from North East India. These 440 living spaces across the campus will likely be given to those scholars on priority,” says M Jagadesh Kumar, vice chancellor of JNU.

“In our university, we don't position the students in the hostels region-wise. In JNU, we have now scholars from throughout India and out of the country, they learn and are living in combination to make our campus highly cosmopolitan,” he adds.

The development work will start in the coming weeks and is anticipated to complete by means of 2021. This will offer extra residential house for students in the academic session 2021-22. “We have won the entire required permissions for the construction of the hostel. Such large development projects in most cases take a long time and we expect it to be purposeful in about 18 months,” adds Kumar.

Highlighting the increasing call for for hostels due to additions in the list of classes offered by means of JNU, Kumar says, “Since we're expanding our instructional programmes, the call for for extra hostel lodging will proceed to be on a upward push. We are working on elevating price range for the construction of extra lodging, which will allow extra scholars to reside on campus.”

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