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CIMP steps on gas

The construction work for the new campus of Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) is progressing on a war footing.

This, however, comes after missing the first-phase project completion deadline in May.

The new campus, spread over 10 acres near Mithapur bus stand, would be environment-friendly. It would have all modern facilities that a management institute should have.

The construction work of CIMP was supposed to be ready by May. The institution had also planned to hold its fifth convocation on the new campus.

But the delay in completing the project has not only affected early shifting to the new campus from its Chajjubagh base, but the convocation has been delayed too. CIMP convocation is held in April or May. The delay was mainly because of late start of construction work.

Though the announcement of a new campus was made in 2010, nothing much has moved in the past two years. But in January 2013, then chief minister Nitish Kumar directed education department officials to speed up the work.

Despite the delay, the institution plans to hold its fifth convocation in July at the upcoming campus because more than 70 per cent work has been completed.

CIMP director V. Munkunda Das said: “We are hopeful that the campus would be shifted by October because the first phase work will be completed by that time.”

He added that the institution would conduct its fifth convocation on the new campus making temporary arrangements. “More than 35 students from the fifth batch will get their degrees at the convocation,” he said.