Lays foundation stone of Saptrishi multidisciplinary research centre at IIT Jammu
Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently launched MBA Hospital Administration and Healthcare Management, a two-year Degree Program jointly conducted by AIIMS Jammu, IIM Jammu and IIT Jammu. The programme was launched in the presence of Dharminder Pradhan, Union Minister HRD, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister Science and Technology, Monoj Sinha, Lt Governor of UT of Jammu and Kashmir at IIT Campus Jammu.
A first-of-its-kind six-year-long dual-degree programme was also launched collaboratively by IIT Jammu and IIM Jammu. Students can pursue an MBA after B Tech without having to qualify CAT given they maintain a 7.0+ GPA throughout their course of study. This is the first time in the country when a technical-management education will be imparted by an IIM and IIT.
Shah also laid the foundation stone of the Saptrishi Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the IIT Jammu campus. 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.
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 Rs 210 crores.
The newly laid Phase 1C, with an estimated cost of Rs 680 crore. Once completed in 2023, itwould add a plinth area of around 1,00,000 sqm more built-up area and enhance majorly teaching, learning and research facilities at IIT Jammu.
The total approved cost of the campus is 1,182 crore and is spread over an area of 405 acres.
(With inputs from PIB)