This one is really, really, big:
The nation’s premier research institution, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), will open a new campus – its first outside Bangalore – in Mysore. [...]
With this, University of Mysore will become the first in the entire country to house an IISc campus. This will not only give a boost to the University’s image but help it in teaching and research activities.
As per the draft agreement, IISc and the University are planning to have a wide-range of co-operation in the field of teaching and research programmes, with a special thrust to chemical biology.
The programmes envisaged include short-term teaching programmes, setting up of joint infrastructure (depending on the common interest), joint degree and research programmes, exchange of students and others, Prof Prasad disclosed. [...]
This is certainly, ... um, ... interesting. It's not clear how much of the new arrangement is already agreed upon, and how much of it is still up for grabs. Right now, it's only the Deccan Herald that has this story, so we will wait for more details to emerge.
Oh, by the way, Prof. J. Shashidar Prasad, Vice Chancellor of Mysore University, is credited with this quote (a little later in the report):
We have qualified English faculty. IISc would like to have University English lecturers to teach the language to experts in IISc, Bangalore.
Ouch! I say "Bring'em on!"