National Museum Institute took a major stride in realising an independent campus for the 25-year-old educational centre when Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Mahesh Sharma laid the foundation stone of the institute at a three-acre plot in Noida on January 31.The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMI) will get a five-storeyed complex in its new premises at Sector 62 in 30 months with an estimated expenditure of Rs 90 crore, thus set to become a one-of-its-kind national resource centre for post-graduate and doctoral studies in art and heritage. “The institute will be a milestone in the future history of Noida and also for the country,” the minister said after unveiling the plaque at the function.Sharma noted that the eco-friendly institute with hostel facilities would generate more jobs and invigorate heritage upkeep in India. The 1989-founded NMI currently functions at National Museum premises in Delhi. Vasudevan said, “The institute will provide five post-graduate courses on Art history, Conservation and Museology. There will also be short-term courses for imparting of certain skills associated with the field,” he added.