BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday said it will provide all support for early construction of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur.
The Institute will function temporarily on the campus of ITI, Berhampur from 2016-17 academic session.
The academic-cum-administrative building of ITI would be made available to IISER as its temporary campus.
Presiding over a high-level meeting here, Chief Secretary AP Padhi assured IISER authorities that all infrastructural facilities like quality power supply, road connectivity and water supply will be ensured in time. He directed the Works Department and Ganjam Collector to expedite road construction. Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary said around 200 acres 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 National Highway and railway station. The airstrip of Rangeilunda is only 23 km from the IISER, he said.
Chaudhary was asked to finish demarcation of land and raise boundary wall before handing it over to IISER. IISER authorities were also asked to submit requisition for land as per the prescribed norms, an official said.
Director of IISER, Berhampur Vinod Kumar Singh said around 50 students would take admission this year.