March 31, 2016

Odisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today assured all support to expedite ground work for permanent campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur which has been scheduled to start teaching and learning from the academic year 2016-17.iti-berhampurA high level meeting to this effect was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat here where Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Technical Education Laxmi Narayan Gupta outlined the issues for discussion and Director of IISER Vinod Kumar Singh presented the updates.Joint Secretary Ministry of Human Resource Development Reena Soonal and Collector of Ganjam district Prem Chandra Choudhury joined the meeting over video conferencing from Delhi and Ganjam respectively.It was decided in the meeting that Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Berhampur would function from coming academic session of 2016-17 in a transit accommodation in the ITI campus of Berhampur.The Academic cum Administrative building of IIT would be made available to IISER as its temporary campus.Padhi assured IISER authorities present in the meeting that all infrastructural facilities like quality power supply, road connectivity and water supply would be ensured.Secretary Roads and Building Nalini Kanta Pardhan along with Collector, Ganjam were asked to expedite the road construction.Collector Ganjam informed that around 200 acres of land have been identified at Loudigam for permanent campus of IISER.The location of the site has been appreciated by IISER authorities since it is nearer to NH and railway station.The airstrip of Rangeilunda is only 23 km away from the spot.Padhi directed the Collector Ganjam to finish demarcation of the land and raise the boundary wall before handing it over to IISER.The IISER authorities were also asked to submit the requisition for land as per the prescribed norms.Replying to a media quarry after the meeting, IISER Director Singh said that around 50 students would be admitted this year during July, 2016.Hostel facilities would be provided to both the boys and girls.He also mentioned that State Government has proactively provided all necessary support and assistance to start the teaching and learning from coming session.

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