The new campus of Presidency University, spread over 10 acres in New Town, will house five advanced study centres.
The New Town campus of the iconic College Street institution was inaugurated by chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening.
Classes on the new campus — two 14-storey towers with a field in the middle — are expected to start in July.
Both towers are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with fire alarms and “state-ofthe-art” firefighting devices.
The campus built at a cost of Rs 183 crore over the past two years boasts smart classrooms, advanced laboratories and even a telescope where students will be able to map the night sky and study constellations, vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia said at the inaugural ceremony.
The campus will have a school of biotechnology integrated with school of crop technology, school of astrophysics, school of earth sciences, school of public policy and a school of data informatics, cyber security and big data.
“We have been able to take Presidency University to such levels only with the support of our chief minister. We received funds to the tune of Rs 372 crore. We are also building a third campus, Himalayan.
Source: Telegraph India