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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


NIAS-DST Training programme on "Policy for Science and Science for Policies" for Directors/Divisional Heads 16-20 November 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
30th Annual Programme for Senior Executives on "To Lead a Change". Directly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's words: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" 18-23 January 2016


Exeter-NIAS PhD Programme

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

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


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.

Dirac's Large Number Hypothesis: is it related to 40 Hz Gamma Oscillation or Consciosness?. Neuro Quantology, 13(3). Sept 2015.

Temperature Dependent Zeno Time for a Two Level Atom Traversing through a Thermal Magnetic Barrier in the Frame Work of Weak Measurement. Journal of Modern Physics, 6.2015

Nature in Indian Philosophy and Cultural Traditions (2015) by Baindur, Meera

Making News in Global India:Media, Publics, Politics (2015) by Sahana Udupa

"India in the Chinese Media" project

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


NEWS  More

In conversation with B.V. Sreekantan, cosmic ray physicist and astronomer. by R. Ramachandran. Frontline, 5 August 2015. PDF

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


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