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Illuminations: Interview with Dr. G.V. Pavan Kumar 
Working in the areas of plasmonics and nanophotonics, Dr. G.V. Pavan Kumar's research group is trying to understand how light interacts with nanostructures and molecules. Read here his conversation with BS-MS student Rahul Iyer.
Hydrophobin mimics 
In a recently patented work, Dr. Britto Sandanaraj's group has developed mimics of hydrophobin, small proteins secreted by fungi, of varying size and shapes for use in bio-nanotechnology. More
Bacteria in novel environments
One would imagine strength in numbers, but not for these bacteria. Prof. Sutirth Dey's group shows large populations of bacteria become more vulnerable to the stresses created by the new environment. More
Oxidative stress in cells 
Cellular mechanisms to cope with oxidative stress can determine health and disease conditions. One such mechanism is worked out in this collaborative research between Dr. Harinath Chakrapani and Dr. Siddhesh Kamat's groups. More
Theoretical Atom Optics
Dr. Rejish Nath's group studies ultracold atoms to understand the fundamental properties of matter and how this knowledge can be used for applications. A sneak peek into this field of research through this video produced by the Science Media Centre of IISER Pune.
Experimental Particle Physics
PhD student Angira Rastogi and faculty member Dr. Sourabh Dube describe the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, and what their research group seeks to find through the CMS collaboration. This video was produced by the Science Media Centre of IISER Pune.


IDeaS supports academic excellence at IISER Pune
Integrated Decisions and Systems (India) Private Limited (IDeaS) has pledged to support scholarships to meritorious IISER Pune students who have achieved academic excellence. More

Energy and Mobility PhD Conference
KPIT and IISER Pune teamed up to conduct the first edition of the KPIT Shodh Awards and Annual PhD student conference in Energy & Mobility in March 2019. More

IISER Pune is now a Member of the IMPC
IISER Pune is now a member of the IMPC (International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium). This places IISER Pune in the league of 20 of the major mouse genetics centres worldwide and adds tremendous value to IISER Pune's research capabilities. More
IISER Pune - CNRS joint research programme
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France and IISER Pune have launched a joint research programme that will fund PhD fellowships on each side and travel. This programme aims to develop cooperation in new promising themes between the two organisations.


IISER Pune has been ranked 23 in the overall category of the 2019 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings. Initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2015, this is the fourth year of NIRF’s India Rankings.

Several of our faculty members have been recognised for their research. Some of the accolades received during the last couple of months include  
Professor Naha Memorial Medal to Prof. Shyam Rai 


IISER Pune - Industry Conclave
Jan 19, 2019
Over 20 industry stalwarts participated at the IISER Pune-Industry Conclave to engage with IISER Pune faculty members to, together, identify ways to enhance academia and industry interactions. More
Delegation from Total S.A.
Jan 24, 2019
A delegation from the French multinational company Total S.A. visited IISER Pune along with a team from Tata Consultancy Services to discuss research collaboration possibilities in the areas of materials, clean energy, and quantum information processing. More
National Science Day
Feb 28, 2019
About 2,500 students, teachers, and science enthusiasts visited IISER Pune. Science exhibition of low-cost models, demos of science activities, and a science quiz were the highlights of the day. More


Math Day celebration @IISERPune on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Visit this link for a list of day-long fun events. … More
As part of Smt. Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre's STEP for STEM programme with Tata Technologies APAC, ~140 teachers visited Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA). More 
The discovery of a new bird species by Dr. Ramana Athreya set in motion this story of conservation, livelihood, and ecotourism. Shreya Dasgupta chronicles this journey. More 
This work from Dr. Anjan Banerjee's team at IISER Pune uses #Moss (#Physcomitrella patens) as a model plant to study plant evolution and development. More
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is an autonomous research and teaching organisation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India. 

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