Expansion plans to meet varied needs

St. Stephen

Delhi-based St. Stephen’s College is in plans to revamp its infrastructure and curriculum to meet the increasing and varied needs of students. Valson Thampu, Principal of the college, stated, “The college has one of the largest campuses in DU with nearly 20 acre of land and a total enrolment of 1,200. Our current land utilisation is less than 30 per cent; but given the potential of the land, we can expand and put it to better use.”

The process of obtaining approvals from different stakeholders and authorities started three years ago. The proposal, submitted to North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), is awaiting approval. The revamp plan may include a centre of excellence that will enable students to take up multi-disciplinary study by opting for different subject combinations contributing to high-end research. Thampu adds that there are also plans to have a three-floor science block with upgraded facilities. The approval for this master plan would require more hostels and staff quarters.

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