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Amit Shah lays foundation stone of Saptrishi multidisciplinary research centre at IIT Jammu

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Saptrishi Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the IIT Jammu campus, stated an official release.

The Minister also inaugurated Phase 1A and 1B of the existing campus and Saptrishi Multidisciplinary Research Centre in the presence of Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan; Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha and other officials.

Shah appreciated the efforts of IIT Jammu for creating an ecosystem for research and education as well as focusing on the overall development of the region.

The newly inaugurated Phase 1A and 1B was planned as a self-contained transit campus that could cater to the needs of 840 students at IIT Jammu for the initial few years. 

The area of Phase 1A is around 22,200 sq. m. and the area of Phase 1B is around 13,800 sq.m at a total of 210 crores.

The newly laid Phase 1C, with an estimated cost of Rs. 680 crore. once completed in 2023, would add an additional plinth area of around 1,00,000 sqm more built-up area and enhance majorly teaching, learning and research facilities at IIT Jammu.

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