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Union Cabinet gives approval for new IISER

New Institute of Science Education and Research will be operationalised for initial three years till 2018

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Apr 20 2016 5:19PM | Updated Date: Apr 20 2016 5:19PM

Union Cabinet gives approval for new IISER

Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for operationalisation of new Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from the Academic Year of 2015-16 from a transit / temporary campus, at an estimated cost of Rs. 137.30 crore for the initial three years till 2018 


As a sequel to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, bifurcating the then State of Andhra Pradesh to the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, the Government of India inter alia decided to establish an Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISER), an Institute of National Importance, in the residual State of Andhra Pradesh. 


Consequently, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh has earmarked 244 acres of land at Srinivasapuram, Pangur and Chindepalli villages of Yerpedu Mandal for construction of the permanent campus of IISER, Tirupati. 


Meanwhile, pending construction of the 'permanent campus for the Institute, on the recommendation of the Site Selection Committee, it has been decided to commence its functioning from the academic session of 2015-16 from the transit / temporary campus at Sree Rama Engineering College, Tirupati.