Bihar acquires land for permanent IIT-P campus

The state government has acquired 500 acres land near Bihta in Patna district for the prestigious institution to construct its own campus

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.

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