Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 14 inaugurated the discovery campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras at Thaiyur, near Chennai. the new campus will accommodate the growing research infrastructure requirements of students and faculty. The virtual inauguration was held in the presence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit, and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, and a host of other dignitaries. This satellite campus of IIT Madras will standalone research centres with large dedicated facilities and will have its own support infrastructure such as hostels for the research scholars and fellows, common instrumentation laboratories, and conference facilities, among other amenities. The campus will soon have two operational research centres. Both centers are funded by the National Technology Center for Ports, Waterways and Coasts, and DRDO.