Nagpur: The education hub of Nagpur is getting another feather in its cap as the Pune-based Symbiosis International University has decided to set up its campus on Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s 75 acre land at Wathoda. The bhumipujan ceremony of the proposed campus is going to be held on Friday (January 6) in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
The Rs 230 crore Symbiosis campus, to be ready by 2021, will offer a range of courses.
Briefing the media on Thursday, the Director of Symbiosis International University Vidya Yervadkar said that Symbiosis has great presence in educational field. “Nagpur is city of all possibilities. In the city campus, all the courses will be taught with stress on some specialist courses for the benefit of local youths. Apart from Management, Law, other courses include Planning and Architect, Aviation Engineering, Sports Science, Fashion and Textile Designing, Waste Management. Stress will be on courses related to Skill Development oriented courses. Nagpur is getting expanded in Cargo, Aviation and Food Processing sectors rapidly. Hence our focus will be on such courses that will benefit the local youths. Symbiosis is setting up its campus in city at the cost of Rs 230 crore which will be ready by the year 2021. Efforts are being made to start Law courses from 2018 itself,” Yervadkar said.
Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, who was also present in the press conference, said that NMC has made available land for Symbiosis International University with the aim of expanding educational horizon and overall development of city. “This move will not only help in rapid development of the city but will also help in creating human resources vastly. The land to Symbiosis has been provided in accordance with all norms of Maharashtra Municipal Corporations Act (MMC Act). Some terms and conditions have been incorporated in the agreement. 25% seats will be reserved for locals who will also get 15% concession in fees. The Symbiosis International University has given its word to impart class education through its campus,” Hardikar said.
“The Symbiosis entry to the city will boost the city’s education system. Students from the city and Vidarbha will get to chance to opt for a diverse range of courses which will, in turn, check students moving to a metro. Land was lying abandoned and will now put to use. Thus, NMC stands to benefit from the project,” he said.
Interestingly, even though Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will be present at the bhumipujan ceremony, they will not deliver speeches in view of code of conduct in force for Graduates/Teachers Constituency election.