The government plans to develop Bengaluru Central University into a world-class campus at a cost of Rs 150 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Dr C.N. Ashwath Narayan said after chairing a review meeting of the University on Wednesday.
Appreciating the presentation by Vice Chancellor Prof S Japhet, the DCM said, “Educational and sports complexes will be constructed on the 31-acre land available with the University. In the first phase, Rs 100 crore will be set aside for construction of buildings and restoration of historical buildings. In the second phase, Rs 50 crore will be released for construction of sports facilities.”
“There are 800 students now. We will introduce new courses besides integrated under-graduate and post-graduate courses. I want to create a facility where 50,000 students can learn,” he said.
Dr Ashwath Narayan said that equal importance will be given to sports and fitness of students. “We will set up a separate sports cell where multi-game facilities will be provided. This will include a 400 -metre track besides a walking path around the campus,” he said.
The campus will be made environment-friendly. A rain-water harvesting facility to store at least 5 lakh litres will be set up. There are also plans to set up a 125 kv solar plant in the campus.
The DCM said that to maintain transparency, the University has been directed to resort to online transactions. “There is a need to use technology to ensure better teaching skills,” he said.