In his spree of inaugurations before the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the PanditDeendayalUpadhyaya Institute of Archaeology built by NBCC in Greater Noida. He was in the city yesterday where he also inaugurated Delhi Metro’s Blue Line Extension to Noida.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma Minister of State (I/c) of Culture &MoS of Environment & Forest, Yogi Adityanath, the state Chief Minister and Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC were present at the venue.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also unveiled a 15 ft. tall bronze statue of late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in the main building of the institute.
The state-of-the-art institute, built at an estimated cost of over Rs. 289 crore, was completed in 18 months much before the stipulated completion time. It is a first of its kind institute spread on an area of over 25 acres. The three-star ultra-modern green building of the institute is equipped with all latest technologies and comprises an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 people and an open-air theatre.
Located at Knowledge Park-II in Greater Noida this Institute of Archaeology (IA) is an academic wing of ASI under the Ministry of Culture and is built with an aim to provide an opportunity to students for achieving excellence in the field of archaeology.
“NBCC has always led from the front and exhibited unparalleled professionalism. We are thankful to the Government of India for being a constant source of inspiration for us and reposing faith in our capabilities to deliver for the country,” NBCC CMD Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal said.
Keeping sustainability at the helm of all its projects and initiatives, NBCC has also incorporated amenities like sewage treatment plant, rainwater storage, 100Kw Solar source along with replacement of the conventional light fixture by LED, resulting in energy saving up to 40%. The institute also has 14.5 Acres of lush green area.
Completed in a time span of 24 months the institute also comprises the Main Block RCC framed structure having Basement, Ground Floor, First Floor, Terrace Garden, Administrative block, Lecture hall, Curation lab, Faculty rooms & library etc to name a few.