Maharaja Sanajaoba urges Centre to establish Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research in Manipur

Imphal: Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba urged the Centre to establish Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Manipur, during the Parliament session on Wednesday.

Sanajaoba said, “IISER are a group of institutions of national importance which promotes high quality education in science and research activities in the country to meet and achieve the current global standard of science and technology advancement focusing to groom our young brilliant minds nurturing the scientific activities and research aptitude and research aptitude to compete the global scenario of research domain.”

This is a well-known fact that the development in all aspects in the entire North-eastern state is comparatively far lagging behind. So far seven IISERs have been established in the entire country with an exception of the North-eastern region of India, he said.

The people of Manipur wish to invest the new culture of education for training the state’s human resources in basic sciences and fundamental research, its strategies and solid platform, he added.

“I honestly appealed to the government of India to support to our cause in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education and basic research. Till today Manipur has no institute of national importance at the level of IIT, IIM, etc., but considerable numbers of scientists from this region are performing well at the national and international level with commendable contribution in their respective fields,” Sanajaoba said urging the Centre to establish IISER in Manipur as a Special case.

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