Patna: The Government of Bihar will soon handover 500 acres of land to the Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-P) to set up its own permanent campus, official sources said.
"The state government has acquired 500 acres of land and will hand it over to the IIT-P soon," Science and Technology Department Principal Secretary Ravikant said.
Ravikant said that government was constructing boundary wall over the acquired land to hand over to the IIT-P.
He said that the process of land acquisition for a permanent campus of the IIT-P began last year. The government acquired land for IIT-Patna at Bihta, about 30 km from Patna.
The IIT-P began last year here. Currently it is running at a temporary building here with nearly 250 students.