Govt gives nod to run IISER Tirupati from transit campus

The Government of India gave its nod for the commencement of academic session at new Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, from the temporary campus of Sree Rama Engineering College.

Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the approval was granted for the operationalisation of IISER at Tirupati from the transit or temporary campus, at an estimated cost of Rs 137.30 crore for the initial three years (2015-18).

As a sequel to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, bifurcating the then state into Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, the Centre had decided to set up an IISER, an institute of national importance, in the residual State of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh government has earmarked 244 acres of land at Srinivasapuram, Pangur and Chindepalli villages of Yerpedu Mandal for construction of the permanent campus of IISER, Tirupati.

About Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research:
The Government of India, based on the recommendation of Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has established five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER). These institutes are currently located in Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram. IISERs are a unique initiative in science education in India in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state-of-the-art research nurturing both curiosity and creativity in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. 

Extra info:
1. Governor of Andhra Pradesh – E.S.L. Narasimhan.
2. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
So lets do:
1. Who is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh?
2. Expand the term IISER?

Source – The Hindu


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