Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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.