The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research or IISER at Kolkata is one of three government institutes being set up to give science education in the country a boost.
They are being called the IITs for science. The last time such a premier institute was set up was in 1909, IISc in Bangalore.
The IISER campus will be set up 60 km away at Kalyani by 2008.
Paramashish Ghosh Roy has more on the story.