India Education
Work begins on BITS Pilani campus in Hyderabad
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:35:28 PM

Hyderabad, April 28 - The Birla Institute of Technology and Science --Pilani Saturday began construction of its Hyderabad campus with Chancellor K.K. Birla announcing his plans for setting up an institute of management here.

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy laid the foundation stone of the new building at Jawaharnagar, Shameerpet, about 25 km from here, in the presence of Birla.

The proposed campus in Hyderabad will be the fourth of BITS-Pilani. The main campus is at Pilani in Rajasthan while the other two are at Dubai and Goa. The campuses presently have 18,000 students, including off-campus students.

Speaking on the occasion, Birla said he planned to set up an institute of management in Andhra Pradesh on the lines of Indian Institute of Management -, to which the chief minister assured full support from the government.

Birla said the proposed institute would be set up in two years and it would also have tie-up with a foreign university.

Talking about the BITS-Pilani campus here, he said it was coming up on 200 acres of land with an investment of Rs.2.8 billion and would be ready by August 2008.

The Hyderabad campus of BITS-Pilani will start offering degrees in engineering and sciences from the 2008-09 academic year and the initial intake would be around 600. Birla said the intake would be doubled each year and the entire institute with full capacity would be ready by 2011.

BITS-Pilani is a national-level institute for higher education and a deemed university. It is rated as one of the best and among top 10 technical institutes of the country almost on par with Indian Institutes of Technology -.

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