Jitendra Singh,Union minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER) laid the foundation stone of new hostel “Barak hostel” in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on July 24,2017. The name of the hostel is named after the Barak river in the north-east.
The hostel is expected to be operational after 20 months. It will have five floors with a capacity of accommodating 400 students including both boys and girls to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 29 crore. The construction of the hostel was pending for last three years.
As reported by the PTI, Jitendra Singh said that the 75 percent of the rooms in the new hostel would be allotted to the students from the north-east.
JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, the secretary, DoNER, the secretary of the North Eastern Council and five MPs from the region attented the foundation laying ceremony.