Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Rajya Sabha Q & A on NISER
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.450
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27-11-2006
Institute at Orissa
t450. SHRI RUDRA NARAYAN PANY:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is National Institute of Science (N.I.S.) or Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (U.S.E.R) or something else what the hon'ble Prime
Minister declared about of late in the month of August. during his visit to Orissa;
(b) whether the hon'ble Prime Minister laid the thundation stone of any building in this regard; and
(c) what is the amount to be incurred on this project and by when this institute will be built?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE
(a) Hon'ble Prime Minister visited Institute of Physics at Bhubaneswar on 28 th
August, 2006 and declared setting up of a National Institute of Science Education
& Research (NISER)at Bhubaneswar.
(b) No, Sir.
(c) The approximate expenditure for setting up of the Project, to be spread over a
period of seven years, will be. to the tune of Rs. 560.00 crores. All efforts are
being made to start the first academic session from July, 2007.