Govt Allocates ₹896.09 Crore For TIFR Hyderabad Campus Development
TIFR – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has been allocated a fund amounting to ₹896.09 crore from the central government to develop its TIFR Hyderabad campus in Gachibowli for the period 2019-2024.
TIFR – The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, is one of the most renowned R&D institutes of India under the Department of Atomic Energy and is completely funded by the Central Govt of India.
A detailed project proposal for TIFR Hyderabad Campus was submitted which was approved by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) earlier in February 2019.
Land for the TIFR Hyderabad campus had been allocated by the Telangana government. In 2010 the founding stone for the same was laid by the former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. TIFR had been running its research activities in rented premises till date in anticipation of fund approval for campus development.
Now with the Govt allocating ₹896.09 crore fund, TIFR plans to initiate research projects with an objective of – ‘Life-Light-Matter’.
Currently, it’s working team comprises of 25 faculty members, 95 research scholars in total, & approx 33 post-doctoral fellows at the campus. The institute is projecting to double the numbers in the future.