TIFR’s Hyderabad campus to open in 3-year

TIFR’s Hyderabad campus to open in 3-year

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad campus of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, or TIFR, will be opened by end-2013 and have about 1,500 doctoral and 700 post-doctoral students, its director Mustansir Barma said on Tuesday.

The campus, coming up at an investment of Rs2,500 crore, would focus on the themes of light, matter and life, covering optical science, condensed matter, chemistry and the life sciences, he added.

TIFR’s Mumbai campus, where the country’s first computer was designed and built, focuses on research in areas such as cosmic rays, high energy physics, theoretical physics, nuclear physics and molecular biology.

Laying the foundation stone for TIFR in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the campus would converge fundamental and applied sciences to facilitate the emergence of new technologies.