Tagore in his address to the students and faculty of the college in 1922, stressed the importance of extending our hospitality to the world, sharing with the whole world all that is best that our nation can offer, and of making our institutions centres of world culture. The far-reaching changes brought about by information technology have further facilitated this process, opening up new vistas of cultural exchange across the globe. It is in keeping with this spirit that the International House is being envisaged. It will have a place to stay for visiting Faculty from abroad such as Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, to organize semester programs with foreign universities that enter into a partnership with us, organize international seminars, and to facilitate overseas student exchanges, thus helping the college to restore its liberal and cosmopolitan ethos.
The estimated cost of such an International House would be Rs. 1.80 Crores, a cost that, we hope, would be borne by our alumni.