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New Delhi, July 20 : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday inaugurated two hostels at Delhi Technical University to allow accommodation of around 1,000 more students there.
The hostels, for boys and girls each, have been named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Virangana Laxmibai, respectively.
While addressing the students and faculty at the inauguration ceremony, Sisodia said the hostels would provide a comfortable and conducive environment for the new admissions to the varsity.
“With the inauguration of these new hostels, DTU now has accommodation facilities for 1105 girls and 1605 boys. In the past seven years, the number of students in DTU has gone up from 6000 in 2015 to 15000 in 2022. In such a situation, it is important for us to expand our facilities to accommodate more students,” he added.
Officials at DTU informed that Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Boys hostel has facilities to accommodate over 300 students with 107 rooms spread across a 12-floor building.
The Virangana Laxmibai Girls Hostel is a 12-storey building with 227 rooms and can accommodate over 600 students.
Apart from this, DTU will soon get two new academic blocks for more than 3000 students, which are currently under construction, they added.
Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of Education, informed about facilities at the newly-constructed hostels, which include fully-furnished and air conditioned rooms, a gymnasium, a dedicated area for indoor games, reading room-cum-library, a dining area and a guest room.
He said this expansion in facilities for students will further support the world-class education being provided by DTU and help the university nurture its students better.
“It is the government’s responsibility to make policies for education and provide funding for education facilities. But it is the responsibility of education institutions to lay the foundation of a better future for the country,” Sisodia added.