Monday, January 02, 2006
CM Naveen Patnaik's letter to the PM on 23rd Aug 2005
Dear Prime Minister Ji:
This is regarding establishment of National Institute of Sciences at Bhubaneswar. In this connection it may be mentioned that Chairman, University Grants Comission had communicated to Vice Chancellor, Utkal University, Utkal University about establishment of one of the centers at Bhubaneswar vide his D.O.No.F-1-74/2003(CM) dated 23.07.2003. Steps have been taken by my government to identify necessary land for the purpose.
Newspaper reports have appeared stating that the Institute is now getting shifted to Kolkata. If these reports are correct, I would like to point out that this will be a reversal of the decision of NDA government. Orissa has neither an IIT nor IIM or even an IIIT nor a central university. I, therefore, urge you to kindly sanction establishment of National Institute of Science under Government of India at the earliest for which state government have already completed works like identification of land as per the advice of U.G.C.