Friday, January 20, 2006


NIS vs IISER -- Even HRD Minister Arjun Singh refers to the IISERs as National Institute of Sciences


Denying the charge that the centre has shifted the National Institute of Science, proposed at Bhubaneswar, to Kolkata, Singh said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced setting up four NIS. When the law department, which felt that UGC was only a funding body and cannot set up any institution, examined the matter the issue became infructuous.

"It was incorrect to say that the institute proposed in Orissa has been shifted to Kolkata", he said adding that as part of Govenment's proposal to strengthen science education, three National Institute of Sciences have been proposed at Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh.
They hardly understand what they say! One thing they unnderstand is by renaming from NIS to IISER could fetch them votes. Hope Indian citizen understand all these.
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