Cochin science varsity to be made a central institution

A proposal to convert Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) into a leading science education and research institute under the Central government is under consideration, according to Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor.

The proposal, submitted by Kerala Government, is to take CUSAT an Indian Institute for Education, Science and Research (IIESR), Tharoor said in a release today.

"The initial procedures for making CUSAT at IIESR have been started by HRD. It is a long procedure including working out of finacial liablities and finally it will be placed before Parliament and required to be passed by Cabinet," the release

said

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