Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the permanent campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Jatani near Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
NISER has been established on the lines of IISc Bangalore and its five sister institutions IISERs that are being established at Pune, Kolkata, Mohali, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhopal.
Unlike the IISERs, which are governed by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD), NISER operates under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
The primary objective of NISER is to train and nurture human resources in the field of Sciences for the knowledge economies of the future.
The foundation stone for NISER campus was laid by then Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh in August 2006. Union government also had earmarked an initial outlay of 823.19 crore rupees during the first seven years of this project starting from September 2007.