The prestigious Presidency University would soon have a campus at Kurseong in Darjeeling district devoted to the study of biodiversity and ecology of the Himalayas.
At a function here West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the new campus would be set up at Dow Hill at Kurseong and would be known as "Himalayan Institute'".
She announced that the state government would give Rs 118 crore for another campus of the varsity coming up on a ten acre plot at Rajarhat in the city's fringes.
Banerjee also handed over a cheque of Rs 30 crore to the Presidency University authorities during her visit to the campus.MORE FROM ADMISSION :Singapore institute launches new engineering courses in India
For renovation and upgradation of the present heritage campus, she said the government has allocated Rs 10 crore and Rs 1.8 crore for up gradation of its library.