Bhubaneswar, May 11: Institute of Physics (IOP) is all set to receive the first batch of students for the new National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), a research institution set up on the lines of internationally-reputed IISc-Bangalore, that’s coming up on IOP premises.
Though the institute will finally be set at Naraj near Cuttack, it will start functioning from IOP from this year till the new building comes up. The new academic block, comprising three laboratories and a classroom is coming up within the campus of Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, to house the new institute.
“The construction is on schedule and we have already approved the plan,” said IOP director Y.P. Viyogi.