Seemingly Telangana is all set to get innumerable favours after the decision to bifurcate the existent state of Andhra Pradesh. Not only statehood but other demands of the region are now a step away as destiny beckons them to a bright new future. The same is applicable to the field of education as yet again Telangana will emerge a true gainer without doubt.
The new state will savour the first fruit in education sector in the form of IIT-Hyderabad that has been set up as one of the establishments of the six newly formed IITs. July 2014 will witness the relocation of IIT-Hyderabad from its current temporary campus in Yeddumailaram to the permanent campus in Kandi. The current campus is operated from an ordnance factory. Both the campuses though lie in the district of Medak that lies adjacent to Hyderabad.
Incidentally IIT-Hyderabad will be the first of all the newly IITs to get a permanent campus of its own. So far, all the IITs have been running in temporary campuses. Currently three streams of the IIT will be offer out of the entire nine. Those three are civil, chemical and mechanical engineering. The hostel facility that will be provided in the new settlement will have room for 2000 students. The staff and faculty quarters to are scheduled to be relocated to the new campus.
At present IIT-Hyderabad has 1363 students from all over the country. It is expected that the influence of a pan-Indian culture will help the ambience and social environment of the newly carved state of Telangana. The IIT is all set to become the crown jewel of Telangana in education and set to define and uphold the state in the field of academics. Hence the residents of Telangana bank greatly on the newly created institute.
"Even before we have seen premier institutes like IIT becoming part of a newly carved state. The instance of IIT-Roorkee for instance is there where the bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh made the acclaimed IIT-Roorkee fall into the geographical domain of Uttarakhand from which the state gained a lot in the later days. Hopefully IIT-Hyderabad too turns out to be like IIT-Roorkee," said a professor from the mechanical engineering department.
Sources say that so far Rs 640 crore has already been utilized in the development of the campus. Moreover funds meant for the IIT-Hyderabad-Japan collaboration will also be used to set up multiple facilities. The amount will b e utilized for developing the entire infrastructure and research facilities in the institute. Out of the total some, Rs 200 crore is separately meant for procuring research equipments through international bidding.
Authorities said that the funding from Japan will help to fund the construction of five buildings which will include a sports and cultural complex, library, research centre, convention village and technology and incubation centre.
Since IIT is a national institute, it undoubtedly means that the best of the brains will assemble in Hyderabad. An array of IT and technology companies will assemble and stay in wait for these scholars. This will automatically auger well for the region and its economy that can expect good days in the future.