IISER Pune to become Liberal Science University; Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates data science department

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of the data science department, inaugurated the new building.

IISER Pune to become Liberal Science University; Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates data science department Dharmendra Pradhan at IISER Pune (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 27, 2022 - 4:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is set to become Liberal Science University, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced today on social media. The minister witnessed a presentation on the academic and research activities being undertaken by the institute today.

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“Witnessed a presentation on the academic & research activities being undertaken by IISERPune with BoG, Sudhir Mehta Pune, Prof. Jayant Udgaonkar and other senior academics. Happy to learn that IISER Pune is working to become a research-centric 'Liberal Science University’,” Pradhan tweeted.

Pradhan suggested IISER Pune to also focus on developing quality audio-video learning content and explore ideas like, 'Alumni Connect' to engage the institute’s alumni for advancing quality education as well as for creating a vibrant & diverse knowledge pool.

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“Encouraged IISER Pune to become a more green and net-zero carbon campus with in-house waste recycling and waste-to-energy units. IISER should also consider initiating new courses relevant to the current and future needs of society & humanity,” the education minister added.

Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of the newly-established Department of Data Science at IISER Pune and also inaugurated the National Facility for Gene Function in Health & Disease building, according to the Ministry of Education.


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