Manmohan to visit Hyderabad on October 19

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be in the city on October 19 to address the inaugural session of the 21st general meeting of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

Over 350 scientists from 35 countries are expected to attend the four—day meet of TWAS at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, official sources said today.

Later, the Prime Minister will lay foundation stone for the prestigious Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) campus at Gachibowli here.

TIFR’s Hyderabad campus is coming up on a 200 acre site on the Hyderabad Central University premises at Gachibowli.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday urged the Prime Minister to cancel his programme at TIFR as the students and teachers of the Central University have opposed the allocation of land to TIFR.

“After carefully going through the process (in which the teachers, students and staff were not consulted) through which the University of Hyderabad has alienated 210 acres to TIFR, I am forced to conclude that university administration has been highly undemocratic.

“There is no rationale for the amount of land that has been alienated. Moreover, there is no implementation of a constitutional mandate such as reservations. I oppose this sort of a land allocation process,” state CPI(M) secretary B. V. Raghavulu said in a letter to the Prime Minister.(PTI)

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