Delhi University’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) is likely to have a brand new consolidated building on the South Campus.
At present FMS, which offers MBA programmes both full-time and part-time, operates from two buildings, one (the older one) on the North Campus of Delhi University and the other on the South Campus. An integrated new campus has been proposed now for FMS which will be equipped with all the facilities, including a hostel.
Presently MBA is being taught on the North Campus, MBA-Management of Services is offered on the South Campus. Of the part-time courses, classes for MBA are held in the evenings on both the campuses, while MBA-Health Care Administration is offered exclusively on the North Campus.
The same faculty teaches full-time as well as part-time courses.
“There are certain facilities in the North Campus building, while some others are available on the South Campus. We have to distribute our resources accordingly. This is proving to be a little difficult. Physical distance also becomes a big problem,” said an FMS official.
“One campus where everything is together can go a long way in saving the time and energy of the students and faculty members in travelling from one campus to another. We also need more space as we are growing in numbers in view of the expansion due to the reservation for the Other Backward Classes,” the official added.
FMS has also advertised for 30 new faculty posts in view of this expansion.
According to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental, architects have begun preparing drawings for the new campus and the construction should start as early as January 2010.
“The split things don’t do very well. Two separate campuses for students in the North and South is bad for students and it involves too much travelling. Since Gurgaon is a hub of business and manufacturing activities, we think the South Campus should serve as a good location for the consolidated FMS campus,” said Prof. Pental.
“The present space is too small. Management education also requires students to stay on the campus, which is why we are also thinking of constructing a residential facility,” he added.