REC and THDCIL to fund construction of Girls' Hostel in Uttarakhand’s Tehri District under CSR initiative
INVC, Delhi, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power and Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL), will provide financial assistance to the tune of Rs four crore under CSR initiative for construction of a Girls` Hostel at the THDC Institute of Hydro Power Engineering & Technology in Uttarakhand’s Tehri District. The hostel having a capacity to accommodate 155 students is a part of REC’s contribution to the calamity affected State. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in this regard was signed between Shri Rajeev Sharma, CMD, REC and Shri R.S.T. Sai, CMD, THDCIL today. The Institute, affiliated to the Uttarakhand Technical University, has commenced AICTE approved four year B. Tech courses since academic year 2011-12 The Institute, presently operating from a partially completed infrastructure, is in the process of expanding the infrastructure by setting up of academic blocks, hostels, residences for faculties/staff, instruments for labs, computers, etc. to cater to the academic requirements of running four year technical courses. REC has agreed to provide financial support for this venture by funding the cost of construction of the girls` hostel under its CSR initiatives. More than 100 girl students are presently enrolled at the Institute. The proposed hostel for girls would be a three-storey building with accommodation for 155 girl students, dining hall cum common room with sport and recreational facilities, play-ground, etc. and would enable the girl students to pursue their education in security and safety of the campus, leading to improved education standards and quality of life.