IISERs declared as institutes of national importance
New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) have been declared as institutes of national importance and are envisaged to carry out research in frontier areas of science and to provide quality science education at the under-graduate and post-graduate level.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister today at New Delhi. In another decision, the Cabinet also gave ex-post facto nod for the formation of an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur Society and its operationalisation in a transit campus from the current academic year 2016-17.
It will involve a cost of Rs I52.79 crore, for the initial three years (2016-19). Earlier there were five IISERs at Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram, while another IISER was set up at Tirupati in 2015.