Learning from other states: central sports university pursued in Tamil Nadu and cabinet approval of a national center on molecular materials at Thiruvantapuram

Following is from the PIB release http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=66858.

A proposal was received from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to convert Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, an institution deemed to be university, at Sriperumbudur into Rajiv Gandhi Central University/National Institute of Youth and Sports. In order to examine the proposal and to make suitable recommendations, the Government has constituted a Committee …

In the past we have suggested a similar institution in Rourkela, the cradle of Hockey in Odisha and India.

Following is from another PIB release http://www.pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=66771. (Thanks to kalahandia.blogspot.com for the pointer.)

The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment of a National Centre for Molecular Materials (NCMM) at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala as an autonomous institute of the Government of India (GOI) under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) at a total cost of ` 76.7 crore for five years with an outlay of ` 14.55 crore for the Eleventh Plan Period.

The Centre will be located on 40 acres of land provided by the State Government, free of cost.

The Centre will be the first of its kind in the country and will pursue high-end science and develop technology in niche areas like sensors for biomedical devices, materials for solar energy harvesting and space electronics. Through the Centre, the Government attempts to create a national innovation infrastructure that channels knowledge systems to wealth creation in the long run.

The Centre will collaborate with other academic institutions and actively interact with industry and user groups. It will generate human resources in the form of well-qualified researchers, technicians and entrepreneurs who can help develop the use of such materials for technological applications and exploit the market potential in this area.

For long Odisha has been trying for a research center on materials along similar lines, but without much success.

November 9th, 2010

Institute of Material Sciences Bhubaneswar gets more promises on its 9th board meeting

Following is from Dharitri.

October 21st, 2009

Is the proposal to convert “Institute of Material Sciences (IMS)” to “National Institute for Advanced Materials and Applications (NIAMA)” dead?

In 2005 our CM had proposed the central takeover/adoption of the Institute of Material Sciences (IMS) in Bhubaneswar (68/1, Laxmi Vihar, Bhubaneswar – 751005 )  to make it a National Institute for advanced materials and applications. In this, ex-IIT Khragpur director Prof. K. L. Chpora, a recent Padma shri award winner, was involved. But besides the following news report from 2005 nothing much has happened.


February 3rd, 2008


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