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President to Inaugurate a New Campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

The President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune on 15 June 2014 to award degrees and inaugurate a new 98-acre IISER campus in Pashan.

Jun 13, 2014 17:57 IST
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The President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune on 15 June 2014 to award degrees and inaugurate a new 98-acre IISER campus in Pashan.

During the ceremony, 92 students will receive graduation degree and 13 students will be awarded their doctorate degrees by the President.

State governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Union minister of human research and development Smriti Irani will also be present at the inauguration.

While addressing a news conference on 12 June, the director of IISER Pune, K N Ganesh, said that in a span of eight years, IISER, Pune has grown in stature to make a notable impact on science education and research.

There are five IISERs in the country at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune and Thiruvantpuram that are offering five-year integrated dual master in studies degree as well as doctorate degree.

IISER, Pune currently has a total of 600 students enrolled for the dual MS degree, 200 PhD students and 90 faculty members.

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