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National Institute of Advanced Studies


Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, India.
National Institute of Advanced Studies

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and established by the vision and initiative of the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata.

He sought to create an institution which would conduct advanced research in multidisciplinary areas, and also serve as a forum that will bring together administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academic community in the natural & social sciences, and the arts & humanities.

Dr. Raja Ramanna, as the Founder Director, immensely contributed to the growth and development of this Institute . Over a period of time, NIAS initiated several research programmes and other activities that brought recognition and fame.

In subsequent years, Dr. Roddam Narasimha, Dr. K. Kasturirangan and Dr. V.S. Ramamurthy became the Directors of NIAS. Presently Dr. Baldev Raj is the Director.

NIAS celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year 2012-2013 starting from 20 June 2012 More

J.R.D. Tata

Founder Chairman
J. R. D. Tata

Raja Ramanna

Founder Director
Raja Ramanna


Multidisciplinary perspectives on Science,Technology and Society with core theme as "Energy Security and Management" during 10-21 November 2014
Policy for Science and Science for Policies during 15-19 December 2014
The 29th Annual Programme for Senior Executives on 'Leading India to Excellence' during 19-24 January 2015


Future Indian Space-Reviewing Policy Dimensions by Mukund Kadursrinivas Rao, Sridhara Murthi K R and V S Ramamurthy. 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada. 2014


Application Invited by NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme for Short-term Research Grants -
Last date of application: 21st November, 2014


 Intangible Histories', NIAS-Exeter symposium, Fri 19th Sept, Dept of Drama, University of Exeter, with presentations by NIAS and Exeter faculty.
 Exeter-NIAS PhD Programme
 Exeter-NIAS Split-Site Phd Scholarhip Application - Archaeology
 Exeter-NIAS Split-Site Phd Scholarhip Application - Drama


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