IIM Kashipur is planned as a residential campus built on an area of 78.4 Hectares (196 acres) to eventually have a built up area of approximately 1.5 Lac square meter campus. The campus consists of academic area, residential area for students, residential area for faculty and staff and other support facilities. The growth of the campus is planned in different phases with milestones with a corresponding increase in the physical infrastructure and support facilities to accommodate an increase in the number of students in established programs and new programs of the future. IIM Kashipur campus is envisioned as self-contained, sustainable township and based on concepts of sustainable development and living.

Located in Kashipur, an industrial town in Uttarkhand – IIM Kashipur‘s design aligns itself to the historical significance of the town. Today’s Kashipur is a 6th Century City Govisana, known for thehistorical and religious importance. The Govisana City had Monasteries of 100 Monks & 30 Brahmanical Temples. The City also had multiple Tanks, largest and most Important - “Drona Sagar” was constructed by Pandavas for their Teacher Drona who taught Archery here.

The town also boasts of Ruins Of Panchayatna Temple In The Fort Complex , which suggests an extensive use of bricks in construction. The organising principles of campus master plan are derived from the historical significance and precincts. The Most Important Historical Precinct of the town is The “ Drona Sagar”. The campus design starts by locating The “Gyan Taal” at the center of the site and on the axis aligning towards the “Drona Sagar”.

The Library is located at the temple location on the same axis of the Drona Kund. Next was locating the Vihara – the academic complex, around the Gyan Taal. The academic complex forms the centre of campus design. The planning of the the academic complex is based on the fundamental principles of monasteries. Organizing single unit of traditional Vihara in clusters leads to creation of courtyards.

The Various other zones are located in the Four Directions. I.E. Residential, Recreation, Agriculture And Main Entry.

A large berm has been created along the frontage of the site along the future state highway. This will provide reduction in ambient noise levels in the campus as well as provide visual vista from inside to the occupants.

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