Monday, November 07, 2005
Execution of earlier central government decision for establishment of National Institute of Science (NIS) in Bhubaneswar was demanded in a convention held in the P. G. Council Hall of Utkal University on 6th Nov. 2005.Organized by Agamee Odisha in association with Utkal University Teacher’s Association, the convention put premium on the announcement of the then HRD minister Dr. M. M. Joshi on 9th December 2003 to establish four National Institutes of Sciences (NIS) at Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pune and Allahabad. Quite contrary to this declarations, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has announced on September 28, 2005, the setting up of Indian Institutes of Science for Education and Research (IISERs) at Pune and Kolkata, respectively. The aim of both the Institutes being the same the convention unanimously felt that a grave injustice has been done to the state of Orissa.
See http://orissamatters.com/news/index.php/2005/11/07/nis-convention-demands-execution-of-earlier-decision/ for more.