Dr Jitendra Singh visits JNU site for Northeast hostel
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that an exclusive new hostel for students from Northeast is likely to be ready in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus by 2017. Dr. Jitendra Singh disclosed this during a visit to the proposed site for the hostel in the premises of JNU campus here today. He was accompanied by Vice Chancellor, JNU, Prof S.K.Sopory, Secretary DoNER, Shri Ameising Luikham, Joint Secretary Shri V.B. Pathak and senior officials from JNU and Union DoNER Ministry.
Dr. Jitendra Singh appreciated the active cooperation lent by Prof Sopory during his tenure as Vice Chancellor and hoped that similar coordination between the JNU authorities and DoNER Ministry will continue even after Prof Sopory relinquishes office later this year.
Describing this as one of the three new hostels for Northeast students in Delhi planned by the DoNER Ministry during the last one year, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, while the work on the construction of JNU hostel is expected to begin shortly, there is also a proposal for another two hostels in Delhi University campus of Ramanujan College and possibly also in the Hindu College premises. However, he said, there is an alternative proposal recently sent to Vice Chancellor Delhi University wherein, instead of constructing hostels at different sites like Ramanujan College or Hindu College, a common piece of land can be acquired at a location convenient to all and a large hostel complex can be developed there. In addition, the existing Northeast Working Womenâ€™s Hostel at Jasola near Apollo Hospital is also being upgraded with the inclusion of more modern amenities suited to present times, he informed.