Saturday, July 12, 2008


Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) set up in 2006 at the behest of the Prime Minister as the Centre’s answer to the lack of top-quality undergraduate science schools. three existing IISERs at Calcutta, Pune and Mohali — are expected to increase their intake by 300 with a record number of students joining their courses this year.Two new IISERs — at Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram — are also starting classes this academic session, admitting an additional 42 students each in their debut year.The human resource development ministry was earlier planning to introduce an IISER act recognising the five-year integrated MS degrees offered by the institutes.Now,the ministry has decided to recognise the IISER degrees through an amended NIT act.

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