Arun Jaitley
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at his office to make the final touches to the federal budget 2015/16 in New Delhi on 27 February, 2015.Reuters

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that institutions of science and educational research would be set up in Nagaland and Odisha.

"I propose setting up of institutions of science and educational research in Nagaland and Odisha," Jaitley said, presenting the union budget in parliament.

The finance minister also proposed to set up three national institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

This apart, Jaitley said a post-graduate institute of horticulture research would be established in Amritsar, Punjab.

"In Kerala, I propose to upgrade the National Institute of Speech and Hearing into a university of disability studies and rehabilitation," he said.