• Founded in 1934 by Sir C V Raman the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore was registered as a Society on 27 April 1934 with the main objective of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science. The Academy began functioning with 65 Founding Fellows and the formal inauguration took place at the Indian Institute of Science.

    On the same afternoon its first general meeting of Fellows was held during which Sir C V Raman was elected President and the draft resolution of the Academy was adopted.

    In the same month of 1934, the first issue of the Academy’s earliest publication was published. The Academy from its very beginnings has taken great interest and initiative in publishing science research and today publishes 10 science journals in different disciplines, uses an online submission and review management system that’s trackable, papers are peer reviewed and published content is made available online and open access.

    The Academy’s contribution to science and society is also reflected through its policies, values and its range of activities which include:

    The Academy FellowshipAnnual and Mid-Year MeetingsScience Education ProgrammesSponsorship of Discussion MeetingsThe Women in Science PanelRepository of Scientific Publications of Academy FellowsOral History ArchivesCommittee on Scientific ValuesRaman Chair ProfessorshipJubilee Chair ProfessorshipPublications of the AcademyContributions to Science Policy

  • Special Focus

    • The 83rd Annual Meeting


      The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences is being held at Shillong, hosted by the North-Eastern Hill University, during the 3rd – 5th November 2017. The two and a half days’ deliberation will see the participation of many Fellows and Associates of the Academy and invited teachers from different parts of the country who will engage in active scientific discussions with the Fellows.

      The meeting will include inaugural lectures by newly elected Fellows and Associates over a wide range of scientific topics. The deliberations also include two special lectures on Positive definite matrices and Targeted therapy for cancer, along with a high-level scientific symposium, on New Technologies Changing Our Lives. Encompassing wider areas, the 83rd Annual Meeting will carry forward the tradition of public lectures by scholars from various fields. Over the two and a half days, the audience will have an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in the country.

      The 83rd Academy meeting will also comprise many allied events including a teachers’ interaction session with the members of the Science Education Panel and Fellows, Editorial Board meetings, an exhibition of Academy’s publications (journals and books), and a brief press conference.

      All the scientific presentations are open to the public, in particular, college and university students, faculty and others.

  • Publications

    • Publications of the Academy


      Thumbnail 1 Among the activities undertaken by the Academy since 1934, to promote and disseminate science, publications has occupied pride of place. Indeed the first issue of the Academy’s earliest publication titled ‘Academy Proceedings’, a monthly, appeared in July 1934, the very month that the Academy was formally founded. Publication of science journals has since remained an important activity. Today the Academy publishes 10 science journals in various disciplines. Starting 2007, the Academy journals are being co-published with Springer. More

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