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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 celebrates its Foundation Day on 20 June 2015 More

J.R.D. Tata

Founder Chairman
J. R. D. Tata

Raja Ramanna

Founder Director
Raja Ramanna


Modern Artists. 27-31 July 2015
Future of Education: The Schools of the Future. 29 July 2015
Call for Papers, 10th Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum: 27-28, November, 2015
International conference on "Consciousness, cognition and culture: Implications for the 21st century" to be held at NIAS from 9-11 December, 2015


Exeter-NIAS PhD Programme

Exeter/NIAS Intangible Histories Doctoral Studentships (Archaeology) Ref: 1827

Exeter/NIAS Intangible Histories Doctoral Studentships (Drama) Ref: 1651


Standards, Spatial Framework and Technologies for National GIS by Mukund Rao, V S Ramamurthy and Baldev Raj, May 2015

Report on Design and Functional Evaluation of GIS Portals by R Shilpa, Vilas Chavan and Diksha Bandil, May 2015

Metals and Civilizations: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VII) edited by Sharada Srinivasan, Srinivasa Ranganathan and Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, June 2015


NEWS  More

Ringing in the Green Energy Revolution interction with Dr.Baldev Raj , The Masterbuilder, May 2015.

NIF, NIAS ink pact to support grassroots innovators, Deccan Herald, 18 June 2015

When God becomes a pest: What happens when a deity threatens your livelihood  presented by Matt Walker BBC Earth, 28 May 2015

NIF partners with Bangalore based NIAS to foster grassroots innovation The Times of India, 25 May 2015

Convocation address by Dr. Baldev Raj Christ University, Bangalore, 21 May 2015

B. V. Sreekantan: A versatile and humane scientist by P C Agarwal, Current Science May 10, 2015

Prof Settar honoured with Masti Award (May 4, 2015)


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