PM to visit Hyderabad on Oct 19

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Hyderabad on October 19 to take part in a couple of programmes including the inaugural address of the general meeting of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) here.

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 22:18 PM IST

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will
visit Hyderabad on October 19 to take part in a couple of
programmes including the inaugural address of the general
meeting of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) here.

Singh will lay the foundation-stone for the prestigious
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) campus at
Gachibowli here and also address the inaugural of the 21st
general meeting of the Third World Academy of Sciences at the
Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

Over 350 scientists from 35 countries are expected to
attend the four-day meet of TWAS.

World-renowned statistician and professor Emeritus at
Pennsylvania State University C R Rao will be presented the
India Science Prize on the occasion.

The Prime Minister consented to lay the foundation for
the TIFR project given his special bonding with the premier
institute, according to official sources.

TIFR`s Hyderabad campus is coming up on a 200-acre site
on the Hyderabad Central University premises at Gachibowli. It
will be completed in two phases over a period of ten years
with a total investment of Rs 2,500 crore as part of TIFR`s
expansion programme, according to sources.

TIFR is an autonomous research institution under the
Department of Atomic Energy and works in areas of Basic
Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Theoretical Computer Science,
Mathematics and Physics.

The Hyderabad campus, once in full shape, is expected to
have 200 permanent faculty, 1000 students and 300
post-doctoral researchers.

PTI