Tuesday, March 21, 2006

 

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) are already in the works in Pune and Calcutta: Chemical & Engineering News

Additionally, the government has announced plans to create a handful of new interdisciplinary science-focused research universities. Campuses of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) are already in the works in Pune and Calcutta, and three more are in the planning stages elsewhere in the country. The government plans to plunge an estimated $120 million into each of the new institutes over the next five years.

Dattagupta, who is spearheading the creation of the IISERs, says that the new research universities will offer both integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degrees and Ph.D. degrees. The five-year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. program will include a year of independent research, and students will be taught by active researchers. "Research and teaching will go hand in hand," he says.
Comments:
Not to be treated as a statement of political importance as the author, an assoc editor with the corresponding magazine is believed to have given it out of her knowledge about the whole IISER movement, so may not be taken up as a "statement" of serious consideration.
Subrat
 
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