Karnataka Govt gives 17.35 acres of land to TIFR
Mumbai (PTI): The Karnataka government has provided 17.35 acres of its land to the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for setting up their International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) campus in Bangalore.
"Government of Karanataka has transferred 17.35 acres of government land this month to Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to build its ICTS campus on long term lease basis of 30 years," a TIFR spokesperson Kishore Menon said on Wednesday.
ICTS was set up last year at TIFR here to contribute to the growth of excellence in the basic sciences. The ICTS concept has broad similarities with other successful institutions like Kavli Institute of theoretical Physics in US, the Isaac Newton Institute in UK and the Abdus Salam International Centre for theoretical Physics ,Italy, he said.
"The ICTS has been adapted to meet the specific needs and conditions in India," its director Professor Spenta Wadia said.
ICTS will provide a platform to organise scientific programmes in traditional areas at the forefront of knowledge and their interconnections.