SHEHBAZ SHARIF TO PERFORM GROUND BREAKING OF ITU’s NEW CAMPUS TOMORROW
The Chief Minister of the Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, will perform the groundbreaking ceremony of Information Technology University’s new campus site on Wednesday, December 20 2017. It will be state of the art purpose-built main campus of Pakistan’s first research-focused university being constructed at Main Barki Road, Lahore. In order to construct the campus, ITU inked an agreement with Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP) on June 12 this year.
ITU has planned to increase the present number of 900 students to 1500 by next three years with the completion of the campus. IDAP in the phase –I will construct state of the art purpose built campus of ITU on 183 acres land grant given to ITU by the Government of Punjab on Barki Road near Lahore airport at estimated cost of Rupees five billions in a period of 12 to 18 months. The Phase-1 will consist of construction of Academic block, library, hostels, sports complex and faculty apartments while the facilities will cater the needs of 4000 students and 500 faculty members. ITU being Pakistan’s first research-focused University will have 150 innovative labs in phase-1.