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Swanky arts block on cards

The arts students of JD Women’s College would soon have something to rejoice about — a building of their own.

The G+4 building would not only have an elevator but would be self-contained too. College professor in-charge Lakshmi Sinha said: “The arts block would have a cafeteria, conference room, classrooms and lecture halls. For the arts block, over Rs 11 crore has already been sanctioned.”

The building is likely to be ready for use by 2015.

Sinha added that the designing would be complete in a day or two.

“Thereafter, structural designing would be done. Things are in process and since funds are available, we would soon be able to come up with the building. The Bihar State Educational Infrastructural Developmental Corporation would undertake the construction work,” said Sinha.

Elaborating the problems faced by the students, Sinha said: “Earlier, the noise from the main road disturbed the girls in the arts section. The classrooms were overcrowded too. Things would be convenient now. The government has been very co-operative.”

There are 17 courses in the arts stream at the undergraduate level and 10 departments are available at the postgraduate level.

Aarti Sinha, a student of second semester, MA in sociology, said: “I am quite excited to know about the separate arts block loaded with facilities.”

Another student, wishing anonymity, said: “The teachers had to waste time in searching the classes. Even during examinations, the noise used to irritate us.”