25 May 11: The Government has allotted land for Indian Institute of Human Settlements at Kengeri in Bangalore to set up its campus. The institute is planning to launch post-graduate courses in Urban Practices from the academic year 2012-13.
With the above progress, Rs.50 crore fund has already been received by the institutes from one of the co-founders of Infosys to establish its school of environment and sustainability, which will be a part of mother campus in Banglore. This fund is part of the Rs.300 crore IIHS resource mobilization campaign which aims at collecting funds for setting up five-interdisciplinary schools, one of the South Asia’s largest reference and digital libraries and various other facilities in its campus in Bangalore. Additional Rs.100 crore will be funded by chair professorships.
Many eminent Indians are leading IIHS who include Jamshyd Godrej, Deepak Satwalekar, Shirish Patel, Deepak Parekh, Nasser Munjee, Nandan Nilekani, Rakesh Mohan, Bansi Mehta, Rahul Mehrotra, Kishore Mariwala, Keshub Mahindra, Vijay Kelkar, Renana Jhabvala, Cyrus Guzder and Xerxes Desai.
The planning of first phase of the 0.45 million sq. ft campus has been started. It will be executed in next five to seven years.
Source: Economic Times