New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today approved setting up of two Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram at a total cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
''Each institute is expected to have nearly 2,000 undergraduate students, postgraduate students and research scholars, and about 200 faculty members, across disciplines,'' Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
The Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram institutes are fourth and fifth in the chain of IISERs to be set up in the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The two IISERs, each costing Rs 500 crore, will have programmes of study called Schools in various interdisciplinary areas of Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Material Sciences, he said.
The proposed IISERs are to actively forge strong relationship with existing universities and colleges and network with laboratories and institutions, in order to share and complement faculty resources as well as research, library and computational facilites.