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Nov 2016 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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IISER will soon to be established in Odisha Berhampur Society as the union cabinet gave a bill of attainder for the formation of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and its operationalization in a transit campus from the current academic year 2016-17. The Union Cabinet, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the formation of an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha.

On the proposal of HRD ministry, the Union Cabinet has given its approval. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the establishment of IISERs and NAD in Odisha which will be established within the next three months. Odisha government had agreed to provide land and other support for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) will commence with its academic session 2016-17 from next year August 1, 2017.

The Union Cabinet approved the agreement of acceptance of the land from the Odisha government. The Odisha government has agreed to provide the land for the establishment of IISER at free of cost. It also approved the creation of the post of Director of the institute in the pay scale of Rs 80,000. For the first three years, IISER, Berhampur, will operate from a temporary campus, at Government building ITI, Berhampur.

IISER admission would begin in May 2017.

The Union Cabinet said, “Within the next three months, the depository would be established and would be rolled out throughout the country in 2017-18.”

It will digitally store learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of higher education institutions. The government has taken several steps to improve science administration, quality of science education and research in India including the creation of new institutions devoted to science education and research such as IISER.

A Central team had also inspected the suitability of land patches chosen by State government for the establishment of proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) for Odisha.

What HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has to say?

"The Cabinet has approved today establishment of NAD, this is a really important milestone in higher education because it will bring transparency," said HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. Speaking about the new IISER, Javadekar said that "the government is keen to boost education in eastern India as well as focus on research."

Highlights of the news

  • NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML) and CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL) will operationalize the NAD. Both of them are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Depositories registered under Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Act, 1992
  • The responsibility of authenticity of data digitally uploaded by NDML and CVL fall under Academic institutions. The integrity of the data will be ensured by the depositories in the NAD.
  • The NAD will register educational institutions, boards, eligibility assessment bodies, students and other users such as verifying entities like banks, employer companies, government agencies and academic institutions
  • It will provide digital or a printed copy of the academic award with security features to the students or other authorised users. NAD will verify academic awards online on the same day of the request initiated by any authorised user.

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