New College Administrative-Arts Building
The architect has already submitted the design and floor plan for the new Administrative-Arts building. There are some modifications in the floor plan that have been recommended and the revised plans are still underway. The hope is that construction work will begin at the earliest.
Girls’ Residence Hall
Work on the new Girls’ Residence Hall, as depicted in the architect’s rendition below, has already begun.
The building will accommodate 150 female students, as well as religious sisters and possibly also some female staff members . The plan is to have two more such buildings for female students and two more similar buildings for male students.
The New Building
In April 2019, ground was broken for the new building which would have office spaces for the principal, vice-principal, and administrative office, in addition to 12 classrooms, a counselling room, staff rooms, etc., the kind of building that would adequately meet the needs of the new educational institution.
The picture above is the architect’s rendition of what the new building will look like when it is completed.
The new building is almost ready, as seen in the pictures above, even though some interior works still remain to be done. The work slowed down as a result of the pandemic-related lock-down and the ensuing scarcity of skilled workers.
When additional space became necessary the following year, to accommodate two classes of Arts and the newly approved Commerce stream, the SSA building was clearly insufficient. More classrooms were badly required.
Close to the existing building, an Assam-type building was erected. The new structure has three classrooms, each with the capacity to accommodate up to 50 students, besides also a staff room with an attached toilet.
Soon after receiving permission from the Directorate of Education to start Higher Secondary classes (Arts stream), the abandoned SSA structure was remodeled, renovated and repurposed to serve as an interim school building. The remodeled structure had two rooms. The smaller room was converted into the Principal’s Office cum Staff room, while the larger room became the classroom.
On the land acquired in Umoid for St. Xavier’s educational Centre, there was an existing SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) building. The village leaders had relocated the school within the village in order to offer students easier access to the school.