Adamas Knowledge City, promoted by the Kolkata-based Rice Group, is a fully integrated education township consisting of different institutes offering education from the preschool to higher studies levels.
The 100-acre township has a 13.5 acre institutional zone which houses institutes for engineering, management, medicine and other career-oriented courses, apart from kindergarten, high schools and an upcoming university. Once completed, the institutional zone will be able to support a 20,000-strong, cross-disciplinary student community, providing every possible level of education within a single campus.
The various institutes currently functional include Adamas World School (AWS), Adamas International School (AIS), Adamas Higher Secondary Model School (AHS), Adamas Institute of Teacher Education (B.Ed. College) and Adamas Institute of Technology (AIT). Within the next few years, the campus will also have a law college, a school of nursing, an ayurvedic college, a business school, an institute of hotel management, a medical college, a dental college and a finishing school among other institutes, making it one of the largest integrated campuses in India.
AWS has applied for CBSE affiliation after receiving the NOC from state government, AIS is affiliated to Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations while AHS is affiliated to the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education.
AIT, the first institute to be operational in the knowledge city, is approved by AICTE and affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology. It admits students in various Bachelor of Technology courses with specialisations in civil engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, electronics & communication engineering, Information Technology and mechanical engineering. Post-graduation courses are being introduced from the current academic session.
AIT offers the most modern teaching and research infrastructure for scholars on campus. It is spread over 350,000 square feet of built-up area consisting of the administrative block, five academic blocks, a central workshop, hostels for boys and girls and students’ recreation facilities.
The group plans to set up a private university soon and further strengthen its academic infrastructure. It also wishes to expand the reach of its K-12 schools. A plan to set up and franchise a pre-school chain is also on the cards.
Samit Ray, RICE Group chairman, feels: “The Rice Group has grown over the last 27 years because of its three core strengths – good faculty, exceptional course content and a strong research drive. Education is a people-driven activity and the group’s strength have always been in its teaching.”