Thursday, November 03, 2005
Pacifying Orissa with comparative peanuts
First, because of the surge of metal and metallurgical (steel, aluminium, rare earths etc.) industries in Orissa, there is a need for a national level mettallurgical lab in Orissa. This is not a substitute for IISER.
Second, any substitute of an IISER should have an investment of a similar magnitude, i.e., of the order of 500 crores. A 10 or 25 crore RCSIS is peanuts compared to the 500 crore IISER.