Union Education Minister Inaugurates NIT Rourkela’s Golden Jubilee Building
New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday inaugurated the golden jubilee building of NIT Rourkela in a virtual ceremony. The building has been constructed to commemorate 50 years of the institute.
Addressing the virtual meet, Pokhriyal said that NIT Rourkela is a “premier institution” which has been “producing best brains for the country”. This new building is a “symbol of prestige” of NIT Rourkela.
He stressed that such institutions will play a very important role in the “implementation of the National Education Policy 2020.”
Seventy-two metres in height, it’s the tallest building in Rourkela and has been built at a cost of Rs 95 crore which has been entirely funded by Union Ministry of Education.
The Minister said that the “smart” building will “enhance efficiency in the administrative functioning and amalgamate technology with this process to make it more people-friendly.”
The new building has a conference centre and a library spread over two floors. The building is also equipped with fire sensors and automatic water sprinklers for an emergency.
This building will also house the Director’s office, Deans’ offices, Registrar’s office, Board Room and Senate Hall, among others, informed a press statement.