NEW DELHI, Oct 20 - Three new hostels for students from the North East will be constructed in Delhi, including one exclusively for those studying in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed this during his visit to the JNU campus yesterday. The new hostel in the university is expected to be ready by 2017 and is one of the three accommodations being planned for the students from the North East in the Capital and planned by the Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), he said.
While the work on the construction of JNU hostel is expected to begin shortly, there is also a proposal for two other hostels in the Delhi University campus of Ramanujan College and possibly within Hindu College premises, he said.
However, he said that an alternative proposal recently sent to the VC of Delhi University which states that instead of constructing hostels at different sites like Ramanujan College or Hindu College, a common piece of land can be acquired at a location convenient to all and a large hostel complex can be developed there.
The DoNER Minister said that the existing North East Working Women�s Hostel at Jasola is also being upgraded with the inclusion of more modern amenities. � PTI