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Mon, 03rd Aug 2015 (Source:The Times of India)
On 1 August 2015, Odisha government announced its decision to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur, in Ganjam district of South Odisha.
Sanjay Dasburma, state minister for employment, technical education and training stated that the government would provide 200 acres of land for IISER. The academic session at IISER would commence from 2016-17. A high-level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of chief secretary G C Pati to accelerate the process of setting up of the institute.
Arun Jaitley, union finance minister had announced the establishment of IISER in Odisha and Nagaland in the budget for 2015-16. The IISERs are a group of most premier science education and research institutes in the country. The institutes were created by the Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), under The National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.