The Detailed Project Report of Madan Bhandari Science and Technology University will be developed through international bidding system.

The University Infrastructure Construction Committee said that the process for the same had already begun.

In the previous fiscal, Rs 2 billion was allocated for this purpose. Similarly, Rs 1.55 billion has been allocated in the current fiscal.

It is stated that the cost of the DPR should be proposed by the aspirant company to the committee. Federal lawmaker Gokul Banskota said the global bid was called so that the varsity would be of international standard. The university will spread over an area of 10,000 ropani.

The estimated cost of the university is Rs 43 billion.

The district revenue office stated that the land acquisition process for the university had been completed. The university will be extended to Panchkhal and Namobuddha areas.

According to the committee, 10,300 ropani of land in wards 2 and 3 of Namobuddha and wards 7, 10 and 12 of Panchkhal have been transferred to the Infrastructure Development Committee of the university.

Plans are afoot to construct the buildings of a teaching hospital and medical college, roads, hostel building for teachers and students, helipad and sports ground in the area.

Formed through the then Cabinet meeting on 4 February 2019, the infrastructure preparation committee has taken the administrative responsibility for development of the university.

The government had published its decision in this regard in the National Gazette on 24 June 2019, as per the directives of the University Infrastructure Construction Committee. Acting on this, the government on 9 December 2019 had decided to transfer the lands to the development committee.

Similarly, the government had directed the district land revenue office to forward the process of managing land for the university.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 20 2021, of The Himalayan Times.