Rs 400 crore fund for advanced studies in IISC

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Bangalore, Nov 20 (UNI) Tatas, the founders of the Indian Institute of Science has announced a special fund of Rs 400 crore for setting up three more divisions in power, material science and biology (synthetic) to carry out advanced studies at the campus.

Prof M L Munjhal, Co-chairman of the centenary celebrations of the premier science institute of the country, told reporters here that the new divisions would be set up at the campus in the next two years.

He said the institute, besides celebrating its centenary during 2008-2009, would organise a four-day centenary conferance from December 13.

The conference would feature a number of high impact events centered on the past, present and future of the science and technology in India. It would also feature lectures by a host of nobel laurates, brilliant scientists and public luminaries, educators and researchers from all over the world.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would visit the centre on December three, ahead of the centenary celebrations, he added.

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