IIT-M to prepare master plan for capacity expansion by August

IIT-M to prepare master plan for capacity expansion by AugustThe Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) will have a detailed master plan for the proposed capacity expansion at its campus in order to increase its student strength as directed by the central government, by August, M. S. Ananth Director, IIT-M wrote in the institute's annual report.

The master plan will include structures that will have features of green buildings and materials used in the construction and techniques deployed will be chosen according to the concept. The new buildings will feature Aerocon blocks, fly ash bricks, reflective paint on the roof, glass windows for natural light and other similar attributes.

The master plan has been developed by a professional architecture consultant. The consultant will identify areas for development in hostel, residential and academic zones and will also design supporting infrastructure like roads, bicycle tracks, water supply, and drainage and sewage yards.

Some of the structures will see work begin by the end of this year. The campus will have a new 1,000 seat auditorium and new hostel buildings for 800 boys and 540 girls. The mega mess will also be expanded for adding 1,000 to its seating capacity.

The report also pointed out that the footprint of covered will see very minimal increase in order not to disturb the wildlife that is present on the campus. It said that the population of black buck has increased from 13 to
22 in the last four years.

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