TIFR's second campus coming up in city

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Hyderabad, Oct 14 (UNI) The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's (TIFR) second campus would soon come up in the city.

The TIFR, Mumbai, is planning to commemorate the birth centenary of TIFR Founder Homi J Bhabha from October 31 and lay the foundation stone for its Hyderabad Campus at the earliest.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being approached to lay the foundation stone for the Hyderabad campus.

TIFR-Mumbai Director Mustansir Barma recently wrote a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy about their proposal for the creation of second campus of TIFR in Hyderabad, with a projected investment of over Rs 2,500 crore over a period of 12-15 years.

The Chief Minister and Hyderabad Central University Vice-Chancellor Syed E Hasnain welcomed the proposal of TIFR as it is a prestigious research institute and its location within the Central University campus will go a long way in making the Central University a ''world-class research hub.'' UNI BR VA GM BDP SB KP1856

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