Press Esc to close
Friday 24 October 2014
News updated at 4:49 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

IISc second campus in Chitradurga, affirms Sibal

Last updated: 27 April, 2010
New Delhi, April 27, DHNS

Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday clarified that the Centre did not have any plan to shift its proposed second campus of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) from Chitradurga to Andhra Pradesh.

Sibal conveyed this to Chitradurga MP Janardhana Swamy, when the latter met him here. “The Union Minister has cleared the doubts about the Institute and I am fully confident that the campus will come up in Chitradurga,” Swamy told Deccan Herald here after meeting Sibal.

Swamy met Sibal in the backdrop of media reports quoting Sibal saying that the Centre was planning to set up the second IISc campus in Andhra Pradesh.  

The IISc had bought 1,500 acre land in Kudapura near Challakere in Chitradurga district for the campus. The institute, for which the Centre had already paid the money towards the land to the Karnataka Government, is planning to start the construction by end of this year.


Sources in the Human Resources Development Ministry told Deccan Herald that the Centre has been under the pressure from AP real estate lobby to shift the campus from Chitradurga to Ananthpur or Hindupura district.

However, a section of officials in the Ministry was against such lobby and wanted the campus to be set up in Chitradurga only where they have already bought land for lesser price.

The sources also said that the Centre is also mulling to set up a small research institute of IISc in Ananthpur.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523