Ujjain was one of the prominent cities of ancient India which saw the rise and fall of empires like the Mauryas and the Guptas. It was one of the four global seats of learning existed in ancient India along with Takshshila, Nalanda and Kashi.
With this rich heritage of ancient learning and the development of the Knowledge City, Ujjain once again is being seen as a centre of modern day learning and education. The Govt. of Madhya Pradesh envisages the development of Knowledge City near Ujjain on 448 hectares of land.
Knowledge City comprises of specialized clusters or faculties along with support infrastructure for the city as a whole.
The specialized faculty led clusters are for:
Business and Management Studies
Bio-Sciences and Agriculture Studies
Environmental and Design Faculty
Vocational and Skill Development Studies
Other upcoming education streams
The common commercial and social infrastructure is for Estate Management and Administration, Residential, City Centre for commercial and entertainment facilities, schools, hospitals, green areas, and other social infrastructure.
The project is well connected by Indore-Ujjain Road
The nearest airport is located at Indore at a distance of 55km
Ensured water supply for the next 30 years through already identified sources.
100 MVA 220/33 KV sub-station is proposed to be constructed at Knowledge City site as a main distribution hub for the entire project.
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE:
To be developed as a National Centre of Excellence to meet the demand of trained and skilled workforce requirements of the DMIC region and other industrial areas
An integrated education based township, housing a conglomeration of academic institutions imparting education in a variety of technical and vocational trades
Providing infrastructure for academic institutions, students and faculty housing, support, social and physical infrastructure
Sustainable economic base around educational and institutional activities for technical and vocational skill development
"The vision of Knowledge City is to bring excellence in the field of education by imparting knowledge and skills responding to the needs of industry and society, contributing to the knowledge economy of the nation."
The proposed Knowledge City situated along Ujjain - Dewas Road in a lush green surrounding in Ujjain district (at Narwar village) is well connected by air, rail and road. It is located at distance of 55 km from Indore & 190 km from Bhopal.
The Knowledge City is planned on a site area of 448 hectares of land as eco-friendly and energy efficient city as per LEED standards
Planning horizon of 30 years envisaged to be developed in a phased manner
Total capacity of 50,000 students, 3823 faculty, and 3546 staff by year 2041
The approximate total built up area is 1.76 million sq.m. giving utmost importance to environment protection and natural conservation
Knowledge City would be developed on public and private sector participation model (PPP model) to bring in the technical and managerial expertise of the private sector. The state government will act as a regulatory authority.