IISER Tirupati, Behrampur to get permanent campuses

Manasi Saraf Joshi
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Arvind Natu said, “Currently, we have approximately 400 students and 30 plus faculties. But with this decision, we can hire, attract faculties, can create positions for them, also can have residential complexes.”

PUNE: Strengthening the research institutes of the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Department allocated Rs 3,074 crore for establishing the permanent campuses for Indian Institute of Science,  Education, Research (IISER) in Tirupati and Behrampur. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. 

IISER, Pune was trusted with the responsibility of establishing the Tirupati campus. Arvind Natu, a faculty who was the key person in the coordination, said, “We welcome the decision as it would mean that now we can expand.”  The campus which was established in 2014, was functioning in a temporary campus. Natu said, “Currently, we have approximately 400 students and 30 plus faculties. But with this decision, we can hire, attract faculties, can create positions for them, also can have residential complexes.”

He further added, “We can also increase our students’ intake up to 1,000 students. With faculties from various backgrounds, we can start earth sciences, humanities and other disciplines too.” Stressing on the infrastructural growth, he said, “We have got all the sanctions for buying the equipment and setting up of the laboratories/libraries. But we were waiting for sanctioning of the permanent building and since it has come now, we can grow infrastructurally too.”

Related News