Education & Culture

Construction of JnU modern campus to begin soon: PM

Published : 25 May 2024 10:09 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the work on the new campus of Jagannath University (JnU) with modern facilities will be started soon, while she was delivering her speech at the foundation stone placing ceremony of various developmental works under implementation of Dhaka South City Corporation in Bangabazar on Saturday  morning.

 “Jagannath (university) was a primary school.  Later, from primary to higher secondary, then college, now university. In this little place, hostels are scattered in different places. That's why everything will be brought in one place, a good campus with all modern facilities, male students' residence, female students’ residence, teachers' residence”, said the Premier. 

She also said, "The space has already been given and the design has also been done. We will start that work very soon. We will make the new campus in such a way so that students can study in a healthy environment. Keeping an eye on that, we are taking measures.”

However, the Ministry of Land gave the final approval for the land on October 3, 2018.  ECNEC on October 9, 2018, approved the scheme for land acquisition and development to set up the new campus. One thousand 920 crore 94 lakh 39 thousand taka was allocated for the implementation of this project.

The design of the second campus was shown to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in July 2019. Later, Jagannath University received a check of around BDT 900 crore in July of that year. Out of the total 200 acres of land, 188.60 acres of land was acquired by Jagannath University on January 23, 2020. But the university administration has not yet got the remaining 11.40 acres of land