NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 10: The Union Cabinet has approved Rs 3074.12 Crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Berhampur in Odisha. The permanent campuses of the two institutes are likely to become operational by 2021.
The two institutes are presently functioning from transit campuses.
The total cost of the project likely to be incurred is Rs. 3074.12 crore (Non-Recurring: Rs.2366.48 crore and Recurring: 707.64 crore). The Cabinet has also approved the creation of two posts of Registrar, one in each IISER.
As per the proposal, both the IISERs will construct an area of 1,17,000 sq. m which will have complete infrastructural facilities for 1855 students in each institute.
The IISERs are being established to provide top quality science education at the Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels, PHDs & Integrated PHDs. They will carry out research in frontier areas of science. They will enable India to move towards being a knowledge economy by attracting the best scientific talent as faculty and prepare a strong base of scientific manpower in India.
The Government of India announced to establish IISER in Tirupati in 2015, to be 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.