Hyderabad: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Hyderabad facility is likely to become reality. A delegation from the Tata group’s research arm from Mumbai comprising of the institute’s director Prof. Mustansir Barma, and Ms.Uma Mahadevan called on Chief Minister Dr.K.Rosaiah on Thursday. The team met the Chief Minister in connection with the foundation stone laying ceremony for the institute’s Hyderabad campus. Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for this prestigious project on October 19, 2010. It may be recalled that Government of Andhra Pradesh has invited TIFR to the State and endowed 209 acres of land adjoining the Central University campus at Gachibowli.
While thanking the Chief Minister for his Government’s unstinted support for their endeavour, Prof. Barma and his colleagues briefed him about various research and academic facilities proposed to be set up in the Hyderabad campus by investing about Rs.2,500 crore over a period of time to create world class facilities. They invited the Chief Minister to grace the foundation stone laying ceremony, which is scheduled to be held on October 19, 2010.
The vision of the campus is that it will have world class labs and facilities to put India in the fore front of research in the emerging areas of science; that it will beckon the brightest of Indians to the frontiers of scientific education and research; that it will enable global scientists to mingle with the best that India can offer; and that it will groom Ramans and Ramanujams of Bharat, that India is, into Nobel laureates.
The Chief Minister congratulated the delegation for setting up their campus in the State. He said that he expects the TIFR’s Hyderabad facility to become a great centre of scientific pursuits and future innovations.
Mr.Sambob, Prl.Secretary to CM and Mr.Pratap Madireddy, CEO, APInvest have also attended the meeting.