Taking the cue from the PMs Independence Day speech calling for premiere institutions in many places, the TamilNadu Govt had sent a request to the Central Govt for a Indian Institute of Science (IIS) in Trichy along with an IIM in Coimbatore and IIT in Madurai.  IIS is a premiere institute in Bangalore now and is a leader in pure and applied science research. With the arrival of Anna University to Trichy, IIS will be a great boon and a great fit our city  which has very good academic schools but lack research facilities.