IIT-Delhi would be setting up its IIT extension campus at Rajiv Gandhi Education city located at Sonipat, after the Haryana government agreed to give them 50 acres of land in the education city. It would also help in the development of the state.
THE HARYANA Government has announced that 50 acres of the Rajiv Gandhi
Education city located at Sonipat would be given to IIT-Delhi, as they would be setting up an IIT extension campus in Haryana. The move seems to be a right one, as there are students, who come from the state to get a seat in IIT-Delhi. Now, these students have an option of vying for a seat in the new campus, as and when it becomes operational. Apart from such benefits, the state would also be reaping profit out of it
The education city is expected to have a number of higher educational institutes of the country. It has been reported by PTI that around 10 educational institutions have laid their foundation stone in the education city. Some of the stones that have already been laid are by Ashoka University, Asian Educational Society Skyline Business
School, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, and Pune, etc. It is said that the education city comprises of 2000 acre, so it is definitely going to be something like a mini Indian oxford.
The Haryana Government has not only taken this step with the sole objective of establishing the extension campus, but they see it as an opportunity for Haryana to grow and especially Sonipat. It is also going to help the state grow economically and technically, which would take the state forward.
While the IIT and the Haryana Government both seem to be pleased with their efforts, but there are some drawbacks associated with it. As it is located in a far off place in Haryana, it might hamper the overall appeal of IIT-Delhi, which has always been considered to be one of the prestigious institutions of the country. Though, it is understood and justified that IIT-Delhi were eager to establish their extension campus owing to the comparatively smaller campus in IIT-Delhi, but it could have been a wiser idea to establish it in Gurgaon. Would it not? We would only be able to talk about its success or its failure in the future. So, until then we can just speculate.