Hon’ble Prime Minister of Republic of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation of IIT Bhilai
Prime Minster of Republic of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IIT Bhilai in presence of hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh on 14 th June, 2018 in a ceremony held at Jayanti Stadium, Bhilai. The ceremony was attended by more than 1 lakh of people, alongside the faculty members and staff members of IIT Bhilai.
Govt. of India fulfilled the long-standing dream of the people of Chhattisgarh by establishing prestigious Indian Institute of Technology. IIT Bhilai was inaugurated in August 2016 and is one of the youngest IIT in the country. While IIT Bhilai is currently operating from the Govt. Engineering College Campus in Raipur, the permanent campus of IIT Bhilai shall come in villages of Kuthelabhata and Sisra Khurd in Durg district. IIT Bhilai is expected to move to its permanent campus by 2020. The Government of India has approved the budget for the first stage of the first phase at Rs. 1082 crore. IIT Bhilai is scheduled to be developed over three phases. The first phase is planned to have 2500 students. The second and third phases are scheduled to expand the capacities to 7500 and 12000 students respectively. The area ear-marked for the development of the campus in the city of Bhilai, namely the villages of Kuthelabhata and Sirsakhurd are serene, beautiful with natural flora and fauna, river fronts and other water bodies. The entire campus will be free of pollution and clean. The construction work of the permanent campus is expected to start immediately after monsoon in September 2018. The campus is planned to be Griha-5 star rated campus in terms of sustainability and energy efficiency. The campus is expected to process its own sewerage to yield zero-discharge, use the alternate form of energy in various ways and use the local material to make the campus attractive and environment-friendly and reduce the demand of energy for cooling. The campus is planned to maintain the bio-diversity of the area.