Tuesday, May 15, 2007
200 acres land handed over for setting up of IISER project
Kalyani (WB), May 13. (PTI): The West Bengal Government on Saturday handed over 201.65 acres of land in West Bengal's Nadia district to the Centre for establishing the India Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).
The 201.65 acres of land located in the Haringhata Dairy of the district was handed over to the IISER Registrar D Gunusekharan by Nadia District Magistrate Onkar Singh Meena, , officials said.
A sum of Rs 1,000 crore has been sanctioned by the Centre for the IISER project.
While the institute had already started in Kolkata, a target has been set to start 2009 academic session at the campus in Haringhata.
The IISER would work towards integrating education with research so that under graduate and post graduate teaching as well as doctoral and post doctoral research works are carried in tandem.
Officials said, the land was being given to the institute in exchange of Re one as token money.