After 8 Long Years, IISER Trivandrum Finally Gets Its Permanent Campus at Vithura!

IISER, which began functioning in 2008 from CET, will start classes on the new campus from this academic year.

After a long wait of 8 years, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Trivandrum has finally has started functioning on its permanent campus at Vithura.

IISER, which began functioning in 2008 from a transit campus at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, will start classes for almost half its students on the new campus from this academic year. The first set of buildings and all the essential services were inaugurated in January 2016 by the then Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

IISER is located on the 200 acres of land, set in the backdrop of the magnificent Western Ghats in Marthumala ward of Vithura village, 40 km from the city.

Now modern facilities such as a central dining hall with a modern mechanised kitchen designed to serve over a 1,000 meals at a time, separate residence halls for boys and girls with basic facilities and Wi-Fi, round the clock health centre with fully equipped ambulance, a multipurpose departmental store, digital library, recreational and sports facilities, and computer rooms are available to the students. Soon there will also be a full-fledged indoor stadium.

Staff quarters and guest house have also been made available to the faculty members of the Institute to reside and carry out teaching and research activities at the permanent campus. Two academic buildings, the chemical sciences block, and the central instrumentation facility are also ready. The chemical sciences block houses four state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories for teaching biology, chemistry, and physics, office space for academic and administrative use and over 20 research and instrumentation labs.

The institute currently has over 800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate PhD programmes.

IISER is located on the 200 acres of land, set in the backdrop of the magnificent Western Ghats in Marthumala ward of Vithura village, 40 km from the city. The institute currently has over 800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate Ph.D. programmes.

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