PM Inaugurates IISER, Berhampur Permanent Campus Through Video Conferencing

Berhampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday virtually inaugurated the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur, at Laudigaon in Odisha’s Ganjam district through video conferencing.

Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu and Chandra Sekhar Sahu, MP Berhampur were present on the IISER campus during the inauguration ceremony. Union Minister for Education, Dharmendra Pradhan attended virtually.

The PM dedicated 15 of 29 buildings on the campus constructed at an expenditure of Rs 263.79 crore. “It’s a  joyous occasion for faculty members, staff and students. IISER Berhampur is making great strides in various branches, primarily in science and mathematics. In future, we also hope to open departments of computer science and humanities,” IISER Berhampur director Ashok Kumar Ganguli said.

The Ministry of Education approved the establishment of the institute in a transit/temporary campus on October 27, 2016. The institute was allotted 200.435 acre of land at Loudigam under Konisi tehsil by the Odisha government in 2017.

On December 24, 2018, PM Modi announced the establishment of its permanent campus.

The Centre had sanctioned Rs 1,582.78 crore, including Rs 1,229.32 crore of capital cost, for the construction of the permanent campus, which began on September 5, 2019. The detailed project report was approved for the construction of 29 buildings with a sanctioned cost of Rs 773.76 crore for a student strength up to 1,855 inside its new campus.

IISER Berhampur offers BS-MS dual degree, Integrated PhD and PhD as well as post-doctoral research training.

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