Thursday, September 06, 2007
Union Cabinet approves NISER
True to his words, Man Mohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India asked the Union Cabinet to put its seal for establishment of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar.
Accordingly the Cabinet approved NISER at an estimated cost of Rs. 823.19 crore under the chairmanship of Dr.Singh.
In face of the stiff opposition from Arjun Singh, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Dr.Singh promised the people of Orissa on August 28, 2006 to set up the NISER.
The Cabinet also approved the creation of 761 posts in academic, scientific, technical, administrative and auxiliary categories for the institute.
And now with the funds in place the NISER will start functioning initially from the campus of Institute of Physics (IOP) and its academic program will begin from September 12, 2007.
For this year 41 students have been selected for an integrated 5 year M.Sc. program in the core and emerging branches of Basic Sciences.
These students will take admission on September 10.
Those bright and meritorious students are chosen through an all India examination after their 10+2 Higher Secondary schooling.
This in turn will be integrated with Ph.D. program on the one hand and employment in various R&D organizations and industry in the country on the other.
NISER will be running Integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D after B.Sc from other Universities.
It will also conduct Ph. D. program after M.Sc. from other universities.
A quiet ceremony for inauguration of NISER will be held on September 10 inside the IOP campus, said Institute sources.
Incidentally Congress party has called a state wide bundh on the same day to oppose the anti-people moves of the BJD-BJP government.