National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar

National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
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On 28th August 2006, the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh announced for the establishment of the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar, which will be operated under the umbrella of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) of Govt. of India. He announced that the NISER will facilitate the synergy between research and higher education in science. He had stated categorically that NISER will be compared with the best institutions in the country in terms of facilities and faculty.The Atomic Energy Commission, in its 182nd meeting held on 16.03.2007 approved the proposal for establishment of NISER at Bhubaneswar. Till the permanent campus comes up, NISER will be functioning from the beautiful campus of the Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, a renowned Institute with state-of-art infrastructure that includes an excellent library, a large computer centre and a number of outstanding research laboratories. Dr. Viyogi, the director of Institute of Physics was given the official charge of NISER.

The government of Orissa agreed to give 300 acres of land to build the campus of NISER at Jatni in Khordha district, near the Barunei hills and about 20kms from Bhubaneswar railway station. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, visited the plot of land along with the members of the steering committee of NISER project on 30th March 2007. The government of Orissa also agreed to give about sufficient number of flats near IOP for hostel and staff quarters till the permanent campus comes up. Later Government of Orissa also gave 10 acres of land adjacent to the IOP campus to build NISER's own city center which will include a morden style guest house and auditorium. The Union Cabinet on 6th September 2007, gave its approval for establishment of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar at an estimated cost of Rs. 823.19 crore and also creation of 761 posts in academic, scientific, technical, administrative and auxiliary categories for seven year plan. NISER will conduct an integrtated 5 year M.Sc. programme in the core and emerging branches of Basic Sciences to students after their 10+2 Higher Secondary schooling, an integrated M.Sc.+ Ph.D after B.Sc degree and Ph.D. programme after M.Sc. degree.

Presently, NISER is conducting the 5 year -Integratated M.Sc. programme in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. NISER organises a unique nationwide entrance test National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) in connection with UM-DAE CBS, another Institution set up by DAE in Mumbai, to select the students for the 5 year -Integratated M.Sc. programme. The aim of this test is to find out very talented and bright students who are motivated towards science. The first academic program of NISER was inagurated by the Chief Minister of Orissa - Sri Naveen Pattnaik on 10th September 2007 at the IOP campus. 40 students were enrolled for the inagural batch of the integrtated 5 year M.Sc. programme through the entrance test NEST.

Prof. T. K. Chandrashekar has joined as director of NISER on Dec 8, 2008. He has come after his term as The Director of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST) (formerly Regional Research Laboratory, RRL), Trivandrum. Currently , NISER is utilizing the facilities of IOP for functioning . A beautiful building has come up inside the IOP campus which has space for administration, classes, laboratories, computer centre and a large Lecture Hall. The C-Block of the building which has been utilized for laboratories was inagurated by Dr. S. K. Joshi, Chairman, Board of Governers, IOP on 27th February 2009.

Vision
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is envisioned to be a unique institution of its kind in India. NISER will strive to be recognized as a Centre of Excellence in science education and research in four basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) and in related areas. The aim of this special institute is to nurture world class scientists for the country who will take up challenging research and teaching assignments in universities, R & D laboratories and various industries. The exemplary teaching and research attributes of its faculty will inspire strongly motivated bright young students to dedicate their lives for scientific research. NISER will conduct the following programmes in science education for bright and meritorious students selected on all-India basis:

Phones : +91 (674) 2304000

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e-mail : director [at] niser [dot] ac [dot] in

For Undergraduate Entrance Examination (NEST)

Coordinator, NEST 2010
National Institute of Science Education and Research
Institute of Physics Campus
PO : Sainik School
Bhubaneswar, Orissa - 751 005
E-mail : nest [at] niser.ac.in

For Academic Matters

Dr. V. Muruganandam, Dean (Academic Affairs),
National Institute of Science Education and Research
Institute of Physics Campus
PO : Sainik School
Bhubaneswar, Orissa - 751 005
E-mail : dean_aa [at] niser.ac.in

 

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