Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal

Education Minister virtually inaugurates Golden Jubilee Building at NIT Rourkela – education

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday that institutions like NIT Rourkela in Odisha will play an important role in the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).

The minister made this observation as he virtually inaugurated NIT Rourkela’s newly constructed Golden Jubilee Building. The Golden Jubilee Building was planned to commemorate the completion of the institute’s 50 years of existence.

Describing NIT Rourkela as a premier institution that produces the best brains for the country, Pokhriyal said that the vision of having this building will fulfill one of the institute’s essential mottos to improve efficiency in administrative operation and amalgamate technology. with this process to make it more people. -sympathetic.

Institutions such as NIT Rourkela, said the Union Minister of Education, will play a very important role in the implementation of the NEP.

He said the building has also added glory to the city of Rourkela as one of the tallest buildings in the surrounding area, which is why the entire NIT Rourkela family is proud. The magnificent structure is, in fact, metaphorically and geographically, ‘the heart of NIT Rourkela’, he added.

Pokhriyal said that this building has been constructed at an approximate cost of Rs 95 crore and is fully funded by the Ministry of Education. It is now the tallest building in Rourkela, Odisha, he said.

The building spans 7000 square meters and is centrally located, at an unbiased distance from all departments.

Structurally, the building consists of a seven-story block and a 14-story tower block, he added.

The minister further said that the open spaces and state-of-the-art architecture with enhanced safety and security features will provide an excellent work experience for all employees of the institute.

This SMART building will add to the grandeur of the campus, perfectly capturing the spirit of excellence and dedication that has been central to the institute’s philosophy since its inception, he added.

The building will house a world-class conference center and there will be a library spread over two floors separated by a mezzanine. The building is also equipped with fire sensors and automatic water sprinklers for an emergency, according to an official statement.

According to the current plan, offices such as the Academic Section, Examinations Section, Establishment Section, Finance Section, Purchasing and Internal Audit, Alumni and International Relations, Sponsored Research, Industrial Consulting and Continuing Education Cell would be relocated to this building. .

This building will also house the Director’s office, the Deans’ offices, the Registrar’s office, the Boardroom and the Senate Hall, among others.

A telescope will be installed on top of the building, and there will be provisions for the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics and Astronomy to make observations on the climate and the solar system.


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