The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati and Behrampur.
"The construction of the two campuses shall be completed by December 2021. The total cost likely to be incurred is Rs 3074.12 crore," an official statement said.
"The creation of two posts of Registrar, one in each IISER, has also been approved. Both the IISERs will be constructed in the area of 1,17,000 sqm which will have complete infrastructural facilities for 1,855 students each," it added.
"They will carry out research in frontier areas of science and will enable India to move towards a knowledge economy by attracting best scientific talent as faculty and prepare a strong base of scientific manpower in India," the statement said.
(With inputs from agencies.)