Bhubaneswar, Mar 31: The Odisha government today said it would provide all support for early construction of the IISER's permanent campus in Berhampur which would function from the academic session 2016-17 temporarily in the IIT campus of Berhampur.
A high-level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi was informed that the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Berhampur would function from coming academic session of 2016-17 in a transit accommodation in the IIT campus of Berhampur.
The Academic cum Administrative building of IIT would be made available to IISER as its temporary campus. Padhi assured IISER authorities at the meeting that all infrastructural facilities like quality power supply, road connectivity and water supply would be ensured.
He issued direction to works department and collector, Ganjam district to expedite the road construction. Ganjam District Collector, Prem Chandra Chaudhary said around 200 acers of land have been identified at Loudigam for permanent campus of IISER.
The location of the site has been appreciated by IISER authorities since it is nearer to the National Highway and and Railway Station. The Airstrip of Rangeilunda is only 23 km away from the IISER, he said.
Padhi directed the District Collector Ganjam to finish demarcation of the land and raise the boundary wall before handing it over to IISER.
The IISER authorities were also asked to submit the requisition for land as per the prescribed norms, an official said. IISER, Berhampur, Director, Vinod Kumar Singh said that around 50 students would take admission this year during July, 2016.
Hostel facilities would be provided to both the boys and girls.