|The Kamath Circle, better known as KC, the most prominent place on the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) campus will soon be history.|
A press release issued by Manipal University recently said that only pictures will be available for posterity to know that once upon a time, there was a KC where students spent a lot of time after classes. The buildings around KC, like the milk booth, a tailoring shop, fruit and tuck shop, the gymnasium and also the basketball court have all gone.
This space around KC was the most sought after in the evenings for everything. A place where students would congregate to celebrate festivals like Holi and Deepavali; it was the ideal place for banners and posters; a place where the students would step out to relax for a chit-chat after classes. Yes, it was the most happening place on the Manipal University campus.
“It will be a much better place in about a year,” said G.K. Prabhu, Director of MIT, “as an impressive and elegant ‘Student Plaza’ is to come up instead. The students will find it better in every way. There will be ample space for their activities. Facilities will be created to encourage teaching-learning outside classrooms.”
Two new basketball courts are under construction and the Gym has been temporarily shifted to one of the D-Blocks with renovated features. New area for student club activities is created near the Food Court and a new auto stand is under construction.
The project may take 18 months to complete.