Coming Soon: Census Data Centre, Atmospheric Science Centre At Odisha’s Fakir Mohan University
Balasore: A Census Data Centre and a Centre for Atmospheric Science will soon be opened on the Fakir Mohan University campus in Odisha’s Balasore.
University authorities have already received approval from the offices of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner for the Census Data Centre, according to reports. Efforts are on to obtain clearance for the Centre for Atmospheric Science.
“We are trying to open the Census Data Centre in December this year while the Centre for Atmospheric Science is likely to open in the next academic year,” Fakir Mohan University Vice Chancellor Santosh Kumar Tripathy was quoted as saying in a report on a news portal.
“Our students now depend on other institutions for Census and other data for their research. The two new centres on our university premises will cater to the needs of our students and researchers. They can collect the required data free of cost,” the report further quoted Tripathy as saying.
“Odisha has been facing natural calamities like cyclones for years. Balasore, a coastal district, has been bearing the brunt of such calamities. That is why we decided to open a Centre for Atmospheric Science on our campus,” Tripathy said.
According to the report, university authorities have held discussions in this regard with India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.