New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras’ discovery campus at Thaiyur, near Chennai, on Sunday. According to IIT Madras, the new campus will accommodate the student and faculty’s growing research infrastructure requirements.
The virtual inauguration was also attended by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, and other dignitaries.
IIT Madras’ satellite campus will be a standalone research centre with a host of facilities. The campus will have its own support infrastructure like hostels for the research scholars and fellows, common instrumentation laboratories, and conference facilities, among other amenities, reported NDTV.
The state government allotted IIT Madras 163 acres of land at Thaiyur, which is located about 36 kilometres from the main campus at Guindy In 2019.
IIT Madras’ research activities got a huge fillip after it was declared an institution of eminence in 2019.