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Mentors’ plan for second campus

The Presidency mentor group has given a string of suggestions on how to the build the university’s second campus that will come up on a 10acre plot in Rajarhat.

The mentors in their third report, posted on the group’s website, expressed their gratitude to the state government for allotting the plot for the second campus.

A deadline of four years has been set for building the campus, the project cost of which has been estimated at Rs 400 crore.

The land behind Hidco Bhavan was allotted after the mentor group highlighted in its second report, submitted to the government in February, the problems Presidency faces because of lack of space in the College Street compound.

On several other occasions, too, the mentors had drawn the government’s attention to Presidency’s space crunch.

The group has given a number of suggestions on how best the Rajarhat plot could be utilised to turn Presidency into a centre of excellence.

As for the existing campus, the mentors had already made many recommendations in their previous reports. In the third report, too, they have outlined a plan for the upgrade of the College Street campus.

Plans for Rajarhat campus

State-of-the art laboratories and other facilities

Academic zones with classrooms and stand-alone professional schools

Residences for faculty

Guest house

Hostels for postgraduate students

Accommodation for undergraduate students

Vice-chancellor’s lodge

An international conference centre

A pedestrian zone with cafetarias and bookshops which will be open for the public

Plan for College Street campus

Upgrade of three heritage buildings — main building, Baker Building and Eden Hindu Hostel

Thorough repair of the Baker laboratory.

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