Delhi University by July will have two new centers at Shahbad Dairy and Roshanpura. The University intends for developing and expanding its northwest and southwest campuses and begin a college as well as a research center there.
Last week, Delhi University Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi and other DU officials, including Balaram Pani, dean of colleges visited the Roshpura site near Najafgarh where Delhi University plans to open a new college catering to students from rural areas.
The 10-acre land was allocated to Delhi University in 1989. Balaram Pani said that there are plans to inaugurate a college there soon. In the year 2019, Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Union Education Minister had said that the University of Delhi would build the college by 2023.
The Vice-Chancellor further visited the Shahbad Dairy, where a research center for plant genetic will be set up on 40 acres of land allotted to the University by DDA. Joshi said that the University is considering developing a northwest campus dedicated to plant sciences, like horticulture, agriculture, plant genetics, forestry teaching, and research. Furthermore, there is a plan to build up a science-based campus there with fresh courses.
However, Joshi elucidated that a center of DU will be built there for now. He added that such centers are necessary to help in lessening the travel time for students to the north campus for various services. He added that they are planning to establish these facilities across the city on the new campuses.
Joshi said that the new campuses will assist in increasing the intake capacity and further diversify teaching. He added that there are no courses in forestry or agriculture at DU. We want to formulate state-of-the-art facilities and research centers for every stream.