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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate NIT Goas Permanent Campus

New Delhi: In a significant development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually inaugurate the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Goa’s permanent campus on Tuesday, 6th February. The ceremony will be attended by key dignitaries including Governor Sreedharan Pillai and Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant of Goa.

The NIT Goa project, envisioned by late Chief Minister Dr Manohar Parrikar, aims to establish an institute of national importance in Goa, enhancing the state’s educational landscape. Started in 2010 at a transit campus, the institute gradually took shape with assistance from the Ministry of Education, culminating in its relocation to Cuncolim, South Goa, in 2023.

The permanent campus, situated on 113 acres of land transferred by the Government of Goa in July 2017, boasts a built-up area of 70750 sqm with a construction cost of Rs 390.83 crore. Designed with RCC Precast 3S Technology, the campus can accommodate 1,260 students and features various complexes, hostels, health and amenity centers, and a sports ground.

Noteworthy is the emphasis on sustainability, with the campus incorporating a solar plant, sewage treatment plant, water-saving fixtures, efficient lighting, and solar-powered street lights. The eco-friendly design also integrates solar panels, local plants in horticulture, and buildings optimized for natural ventilation and lighting, minimizing electricity usage.

(This story has been sourced from PIB)