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Thursday , July 24 , 2014
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Semi-furnished flats for faculty

The faculty members of Nalanda University would be provided with semi-furnished accommodation facility on the varsity’s makeshift campus.

Initially, the university administration would provide accommodation to 15 faculty members of School of Historical Studies and School of Ecology and Environmental Studies in two phases. The residential facilities for the faculty members would come up right behind the administrative and teaching block on the makeshift campus near Rajgir bus stand.

Eight quarters for teachers would be ready by August 20. The quarters include a 4BHK facility for the vice-chancellor, a spacious 2BHK unit for a professor-rank teacher, two units of 2BHK facilities for assistant professors and four units of 1BHK flats for associate professors. The vice-chancellor’s abode would be a double-storeyed 4BHK facility. It would have reading rooms and a large guest room with a hall where meetings can be convened. There would be lawns in front of every residential facility for the faculty members. The teachers can take a walk on the greens or sit on the lawns to relax. The university engineer, Colonel M.K. Prasad, said: “The university would provide the best possible accommodation facility to the faculty members. All semi-furnished flats would have a bed, a table and a chair.”

The bedrooms and living rooms would have cupboards and separate shelves for books. Colonel Prasad said the university was pondering upon providing sofa sets and dining tables in the residential quarters of teachers. All the flats would have the requisite electrical fittings with an air-conditioner in every bedroom.

Taking the health of the faculty members into count, the varsity has decided to install RO (reverse osmosis) water purifiers in all the residential units.

The renovation and construction work of residential quarters is going on at war footing with certified tiles and aluminium shutters being fitted in windows. Eight accommodation facilities would be ready by August 20. The rest would be ready for use by September 30.

The seven accommodations that would be handed over to Nalanda University in the second phase would have six units of 1BHK flats and one unit of 2BHK facility.

To provide uninterrupted power supply, the university administration has approached the electricity board for installation of a 198KW load transformer. At present, the makeshift campus is getting power supply through 5KW line. A 70KV generator has been stationed on the university campus as a standby arrangement.