The JSS University will invest ₹2,000 crore in Mysuru for its new campus and establish state-of-the-art facilities to draw both domestic and international students.
This is reckoned to be the single largest chunk of investment in any field in Mysuru in the recent decades.
The last time when the city received a big chunk of funds was when IT major Infosys invested around ₹1,500 crore to establish its global education centre and the world’s largest corporate training centre to put the city on the IT map of the world, besides propping up Mysuru’s brand image as a knowledge city.
The ground breaking ceremony for the new campus project will be held on April 29 at Varuna on the outskirts of the city, where it has 102 acres of land. The project envisages not only a digital and smart campus, but also a cricket stadium modern enough to stage international tournaments.
University Vice-Chancellor B. Suresh said here on Saturday that eminent architects had already submitted blueprint of designs and the JSS Varsity Board was in the process of finalising it. He said the first phase is expected to be completed by December 2018 while the full-fledged international campus will be operational by 2025. The university, which already has collaborations with institutions in U.S. and Europe to sharpen its expertise, will explore tie-ups with universities in the non-English speaking countries to enhance its capabilities.