No 2nd campus of RD women varsity in Vani Vihar

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding the proposal to set up the second campus of Rama Devi Women’s University on Utkal Varsity premises was put to rest today after it was decided that an extension campus will be set up on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

The vice-chancellor of RD University Padmaja Mishra today announced that an annexure building of the varsity will be built in the first phase instead of a second campus.

Speaking on the sidelines of the annual day function of the student union, the VC said, “The varsity will definitely have a second campus in future but for its immediate needs, it requires an annexure building.”

“The concerned ministers have assured us to help get the buildings. Without a new building, it would be difficult for us to operate,” she added.

Higher Education Minister Anant Das, who also attended the function along with Finance Minister Sashibhusan Behera, said a committee has been set up to identify land for the annexure building and also the second campus of the university which will be built in the second phase.

“The varsity will definitely get land for the buildings. Besides, we are looking for appropriate land for the building within the city,” said Behera.

Meanwhile, students alleged that while two other newly coveted universities have already got land for their second campuses, the process is being delayed for RD University.