Kapil Sibal lays foundation of IIT-Patna campus

The premier technology institute is coming up on 500 acres of land near Bihta, about 30 km from here. Sibal, who arrived here Monday night, said construction work would be completed within three years.

"The central government was committed to the development of all new IITs, including IIT-Patna," Sibal said after he laid the foundation stone.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was also present on the occasion, said the state government had last year handed over 463 acres of acquired land. He formally handed over the papers for the 500 acres of land to IIT-Patna director Anil K. Bhowmick.

Bhowmick said the campus was being designed by the Kolkata-based Development Architect Private Ltd.

IIT-Patna has been running at a temporary polytechnic campus  here since August 2008.

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