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Ajit Pawar Allocates ₹200 Crores To Mumbai University's Fort Campus For Maintenance

State Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant stated that the facilities provided to students should be improved and there should be an upgraded digital system.

Ajit Pawar Allocates ₹200 Crores To Mumbai University's Fort Campus For Maintenance
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Maharashtra's newly elected Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar announced that a budget of ₹200 Crores will be allotted to Mumbai University's Fort campus for its maintenance and beautification. These funds will be allocated to MU in installments over a period of four years. As the Fort campus is a heritage site, it serves as a destination for students, teachers and tourists alike. 

“A large number of people visit the university every day, so we need to maintain the structure. The first installment of Rs 50 crores will be provided this year. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and MU will together create a plan for using these funds,” said Pawar. 

State Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant stated that the facilities provided to students should be improved and they should be provided with digital education system.

There are two campuses for Mumbai University, and the second one is at Kalina, Santacruz. Uday Samant also mentioned that Mumbai University's Kalina campus also needs to be well maintained to propagate a holistic secure environment.

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to use Mumbai University's Kalina campus for commercial use. Spread over 243 acres, Mumbai University boasts of a big campus . However, this former non-development zone might have several commercial activities coming up.

MMRDA has proposed a plan to Maharashtra Government for mixed land-use. Notably, the land in question is very close to Mumbai's biggest business hub - Bandra-Kurla Complex.  According to initial estimates, the project could include a new multi-storey academic building, a sports complex, an incubation centre, a cultural centre and world-class research facilities. This project may cost ₹3,000 crores. Further, monetisation of a portion of the land through commercial use has been proposed. 

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