Union Cabinet approves permanent campuses of IISER in Berhampur and Tirupati

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

The construction of permanent campuses of these institutes will be completed by December 2021.

The total cost is assessed at Rs 3,074.12 crore, out of which 2366.48 crores is scheduled to be spent on construction of permanent campuses of these institutes, said a statement.

The cabinet approved Rs 1582.78 crore for IISER-Berhampur and Rs 1491.34 crore for IISER-Tirupati.

According to the statement, both institutions will be constructed in an area of 1,17,000 sq metre which will provide complete infrastructural facilities for 1,855 students in each IISER.

The IISERs will provide research facilities and top quality science education at the Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels and the PhDs and Integrated PhDs levels.

Notably, in 2015, IISER-Tirupati was established following 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.

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