IIT Delhi, Technopark inaugurated at Sonipat

In an effort to boost innovation and research, the extension campus of IIT Delhi, Technopark was formally inaugurated at Sonipat on April 3.

Chief Minister of Haryana Mr Manohal Lal Khattar was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State, HRD and Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education in Haryana government were also present.

The centre that will gradually emerge as an epicentre of academic and industry fusions is aimed to become a platform where people from a broad spectrum of scientific and industrial community can collaborate in multi-disciplinary areas.

Situated at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City (RGEC), the Technopark is a state of the art convention centre with an auditorium of seating capacity for nearly 500 persons, two lecture halls with a seating capacity of 100 persons and two conference rooms with the latest audio visual conferencing equipment and facility for video projection and videography.

Other facilities include aesthetically furnished suites (10 in number) and double sharing rooms (140 numbers) as comfortable options for residential accommodation of delegates and participants for short or long term stay.

There are space/ facilities for start-ups’ incubation (150 & 366 sqft units), corporate R&D labs (1,000 sqft units) and sponsored R&D projects (1,000 sqft units).

Delivering his welcome address IIT Delhi director Prof V Ramgopal Rao said that the inauguration of the extension campus was a momentous occasion for the institute. “We are looking forward to develop this as a major hub of activities. It will emerge as an outreach campus for quality development. A PhD student who wants to a company can stay here and avail the facilities. Presence of IIT Delhi in Sonipat will change the ecosystem of the area.”

Chief Minister of Haryana Mr Khattar said IIT Delhi will have two centers in his state. “The Haryana government will make all possible contribution to make these centers excel in innovation. The biggest challenge for us to provide employment to the youth. Industry is bound to come when they say a favourable environment.”

Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education Haryana said this would add a new dimension to the educational landscape of Sonipat.

Dr. Satya Pal Singh, MoS for HRD said the extension campus will not only filter benefits to people of Sonipat but even the rest of Haryana. “For a society to progress it is vital to give importance to STEM education. The new campus will also help the industries in many ways.”

Managing Director of IIT Delhi’s Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) division Dr. Anil Wali gave the vote of thanks.

The Technopark is a planned and managed facility with focus on research, innovation and product development where IIT Delhi, industry and government agencies will collaborate to create advanced technological solutions. The Technopark organisation would be supplemented by shared resources such as technical and commercial service providers, utility services, restaurants, banks, convention centre, parking, security, reception, internal transportation, recreation and sports facilities.

The Facilities:

  • Conventional Hall/ Auditorium
  • Lecture Halls
  • Conference Halls
  • Studios

(The facilities have been named after various ragas in the Indian Classical Music)

What you can do here:

  • Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Short duration courses
  • Deliberation with industry partners

The centre will also provide space/facilities for:

  • Start up Incubation
  • Corporate R&D labs
  • Sponsored R&D programmes

Salient features of the Complex:

Though the entire building is a one integral complex, for the ease of understanding it may be divided into three major blocks as follows:

  • Auditorium
  • Academic Block
  • Residential Block
  • Basement (common for the entire complex)

All classrooms/lecture halls are digital classrooms, fully equipped with facilities for recording, editing, storage and conferencing with other locations through internet.

In addition to the lecture halls/classrooms, a state-of-the-art Video Studio for broadcasting and Web Studio for preparation of teaching material are also being built. The Academic Block also houses conference rooms, group discussion rooms, meeting rooms, recess/break areas, informal discussion areas etc.

In addition to the lecture halls/classrooms, a state-of-the-art Video Studio for broadcasting and Web Studio for preparation of teaching material are also being built. The Academic Block also houses conference rooms, group discussion rooms, meeting rooms, recess/break areas, informal discussion areas etc.

Green Features of the Building:

  • A GRIHA compliant project ( 4 star rating )
  • Green Campus – Approx 50% of plot area earmarked for green spaces & water bodies
  • Specially designed cavity walls for better thermal insulation. This significantly brings down the energy consumption for cooling
  • Use of energy efficient electrical fittings & fixtures
  • Use of low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Use of treated STP water for flushing (Dual Plumbing System installed) making the building, a zero discharge site
  • Low lying area of the site utilised to develop into a natural water body
  • Rain Water Harvesting system to recharge the ground water
  • 500 Kw Rooftop Solar Power Plant

Where to contact for booking :

The Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) is the nodal counter for providing all the logistic arrangements. FITT would provide one- stop centre for organising events including transportation. While the prices have been fixed by FITT, discount would be offered for Institute activities and special packages.

For more details on booking and arrangements send an email at fitt0034@fitt.iitd.ernet.in. Contact Phone Number: 011-26581013