Friday, January 19, 2007


NISER's budget is now 750 crores

Samaja mentions [page1, page2] that NISER's budget is 750 crores over 7 years. Earlier the number mentioned was 560 crores over 7 years. Note that the IISER budgets were reported to be 500 crores each, some reports saying it to be over 5 years while the HRD annual report saying it to be over 7 years.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


NISER to start admissions from next year

NISER to start admissions from next year
Thursday January 18 2007 00:42 IST

BHUBANESWAR: The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) would start admitting students from the next academic year.

Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Anil Kakodkar who met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat on Wednesday told newsmen that the institute would start taking in students from April, 2007.

The DAE has requested the State Government to provide 300 acres of land free of cost near Naraj to set up the Institute. The national institute, which will be established in association with the Institute of Physics, an autonomous body under the administrative control of the DAE, would be completed in two phases.

In the first phase, it will function within the framework of the Institute of Physics management by augmenting the infrastructure and in the second phase, a new campus will be developed for the proposed institute. NISER will seek affiliation from the Homi Bhabha National Institute.

In the first phase courses will be offered in subjects like Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology while in Phase two will see expansion of the campus to over 200 acres and introduction of new courses.


Admissions to NISER to commence from July

Admissions to NISER to commence from July

Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

Admissions to the National Institute of Scientific Education and Research (NISER) would commence from July and it would work temporarily from the premises of the Institute of Physics. In this connection,. Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Dr A Kakodkar met the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat on Wednesday.

In the first phase 20 students each will be admitted to the four streams. Dr Kakodkar urged the Chief Minister Patnaik to provide land soon for the establishment of the institute. For the time being, students and professors would stay in rented houses, which will be leased for five years. The houses will be provide to the NISER near Sainik School.

As per discussions, a modern campus would be set up spread over 300 acre near Naraj. It would be established either in Ramdaspur or in Chakradharpur near Naraj.

In the first phase, the four streams would include Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences.

In future, streams would be opened up in School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Computing Sciences, School of Engineering Science and other emerging braches.

It would provide an integrated 5-years MSc programme after 10+2 , integrated with Ph.D programme on one hand and employment in various R&D organisations and industry on the other.

At its full strength, NISER will each year have 200 students in the 5-year programme, 150 students in the Ph.D programme and 50 plus in post-doctoral studies. This will be supported by a faculty strength of 300.

Friday, January 12, 2007


SC directs HC on shifting of NIS: Reports Sambad

Monday, January 08, 2007


Modi Promises to Push for IISER in Bihar

Modi Promises to Push for IISER in Bihar
Patna: January 7, 2007

A four-member delegate led by BiharBrains chairperson Bibhuti Vikramaditya, on Monday in Patna, met with the Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and presented its demand for the establishment of an Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) in Bihar.

During the meeting that lasted near 40 minutes, Modi assured the delegate of his support to their cause and promised to take up the issue with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his meeting with him on Tuesday.

Modi also invited the delegate to attend the NRI meet in Bihar to be held later this month.

Earlier, during his talk with the state Science and Technology minister Anil Kumar, Vikramaditya also presented his demand for an IISER in Bihar.

"Our demands have been forwarded to the state Department of Human Resources and other concerned officials in the state and we soon to have a report on its status," Vikramaditya said.

Besides Vikramaditya, former Vice Chancellor Prof. Jagannath Thakur, Prof. B. K. Sharma, Prof. S. P. Verma, and Vijay Sharan were part of the delegation.

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