Decision taken though work there is yet to be completed

The Central University of Karnataka will move to its new campus on the outskirts of Kadaganchi village in Aland taluk of the district in August this year. All its academic and administrative activities will commence from the new campus from the 2013-14 academic year.

Vice-Chancellor of the university S.S. Murthy said that though construction work on the new campus was going on at a snail’s pace, the decision had been made to shift the university. Temporary structures will be established in addition to the buildings that have been completed. “The residential quarters provided by Gulbarga University to the teaching staff will be retained till work on the quarters on the new campus is completed,” he said.

Prof. Murthy said the university was also making arrangements for students by renting buildings in and around Gulbarga. A few flats were also being rented in the city to house teaching staff who cannot be accommodated on the main campus of Gulbarga University.

Prof. Murthy said, “We want to make the Kadaganchi campus a model for other universities in the country by ensuring complete water, energy and waste management; green campus and fool-proof transport management.”

He said there was a proposal to install a few windmills to tap wind energy as well as harness solar energy to help meet energy requirements on the campus. Suresh Heblikar’s Eco-Watch has offered to help green the campus.

Prof. Murthy said that the ultimate aim of the university was to achieve self-sufficiency in terms of energy. He said that they would request funds from the Human Resource Development Ministry and the Planning Commission.

Prof. Murthy said the formal inauguration of the campus would be held by the end of August. The Human Resource Minister would be invited and Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge would also participate.


  • ‘We want to make the Kadaganchi campus a model for other universities’

  • ‘There is a proposal to install a few windmills to tap wind energy on the campus’


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