Central team to visit Berhampur today to finalize location for IISER

Bhubaneswar/Ganjam: A Central team of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) will visit Ganjam on Tuesday to inspect the suitability of locations, which the Odisha government had chosen for the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).

The State government had identified 200 acre of land in Palur Hills and 80 acre of land in Lauding as probable sites for establishment of the permanent campus of the elite science institute, reports said.

“We have identified 200 acre of land in Palur Hills and 80 acre of land in Lauding for permanent campus and three more sites for its temporary campus, which the committee will visit on Tuesday to take a final decision”, informed Technical Education Minister Sanjay Dasburma.

The Central team, led by HRD director will assess the required infrastructure, communication facilities and other amenities which are must for a premier institute like IISER.

The team is scheduled to visit three other locations, which the State government had identified for setting up temporary campus of the institute.

The team would be accompanied by State government officials such as Employment & Technical Education & Training (E&TE&T) secretary, IIT-Bhubaneswar director and director of IISER-Bhopal.

Meanwhile, Binod Kumar Singh, IISER-Bhopal director, who has arrived in Bhubaneswar along with other team members, said, “Bhubaneswar is the best location for IISER considering all criterias like airport and other infrastructures”.