IISER campus at Berhampur & Tirupati approved by Union Cabinet

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved establishment and operationalistion of permanent campuses of the two new Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Berhampur in Odisha.

The total cost that will be incurred for the campuses is Rs 3074.12 crore (non-recurring: Rs 2366.48 crore and recurring: 707.64 crore).

The Cabinet also approved the creation of two posts of Registrar, one in each IISER in Level 14 of 7lh CPC. The total cost is assessed at Rs 3074.12 crore, out of which 2366.48 crore will be spent for construction of permanent campuses of these institutes.

Both the IISERs will be spread across 1,17,000 sq. m of area which will have complete infrastructural facilities for 1855 students in each IISER. The construction of permanent campuses of these institutes shall be completed by December 2021.

The IISERs will provide top quality science education at the Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels, PHDs and Integrated PHDs. They will carry out research in frontier areas of science. They will enable India move towards being a knowledge economy by attracting the best scientific talent as faculty and prepare a strong base of scientific manpower in India.

Earlier, in 2015, IISER, Tirupati was established in pursuance to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, while IISER, Berhampur was established in 2016 in pursuance to the announcement made by the Union Finance Minister in his Budget speech, 2015. These institutes are presently functioning from transit campuses.