Rajarhat to get education hub

An education hub is coming up at Rajarhat New Town. At least 30 different educational institutes have been allotted land in the township, covering more than 150 acres, to set up their campuses in different parts of the township.

While Presidency University , St Xavier’s College and Rabindra Bharati University are developing their second campuses here, institutes like Aliah University and Techno India have already set up their campuses and started operations.

Officials said that talks are on with several other institutes and more land could be allotted for their campuses. Campuses of several government and private institutes like Netaji Subhas Open University , Ganguly Educational Society , Bhawanipor Gujrati Education Society, IILM Foundation, WBSEDCL Staff Training Centre, State Government Vocational Institute, State Social Welfare School and others are also coming up in the township.

Authorities have been allotting land -from two acres to 10 acres -to different institutes through e-tenders.

Besides, the authorities have also earmarked a 20-acre plot to set up a government medical college and hospital. Tenders will be floated again. Cities across the world like Boston and Cambridge revolve around a big education hub where worldclass universities along with schools and colleges are located.