Higher Education Current Affairs

Cabinet approves establishment of permanent campuses of two new IISERs at Tirupati and Berhampur  

Union Cabinet has approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Behrampur (Odisha). Cabinet also has approved creation of two posts of Registrar, one in each IISER.

Key Facts

IISERs will provide top quality science education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, PHDs and Integrated PHDs levels. Both IISERs will be constructed on campuses having area of 1,17,000 sqm and shall be completed by December, 2021.  They will have complete infrastructural facilities for 1,855 students each. IISERs will be carrying out research in frontier areas of science and will enable India move towards knowledge economy by attracting best scientific talent as faculty and prepare a strong base of scientific manpower in India

Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)

IISERs are a group of most premier statutory science education and research institutes in India of national importance. ISERs are envisioned to be the IITs of Basics Sciences. These institutes were created under The National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (which had amended National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007).  So far seven IISERs have been established across the country, namely IISER Kolkata (West Bengal), IISER Pune (Maharashtra), IISER Mohali (Punjab), IISER Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), IISER Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), IISER Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and IISER Berhampur (Odisha).

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Cabinet approves establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of seven new IIMs

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). These IIMs will be established at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Jammu.

Key Facts

These IIMs were established in the year 2015-16/2016-17 and are presently functioning from transit campuses. Each of these IIMs will construct area of 60384 Sqm, which will have complete infrastructural facilities for 600 students. The construction of permanent campus of these IIMs will be completed by June, 2021. With this, all 20 IIMs will have their own permanent campuses. IIMs are country’s premier institutions imparting best quality education in management and are recognized as world-class management Institutions and Centres of Excellence. They provide education to students to enable them to become professional managers and they will also promote economic and industrial development of the country.

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