NIAS conducts several residential courses every year as a part of its foundational mandate. These courses combine elements of research conducted internally by the faculty and larger issues identified in terms of their national and international significance.  Their multidisciplinary character and an integrated approach to knowledge and information distinguish these courses.  The courses aid the participants to acquire knowledge outside their fields of specialization and hence broaden their perspective which will enable them to become effective leaders and decision makers.  The faculty for these courses include faculty from NIAS and researchers, scholars, leaders and policy makers from different parts of the country and occasionally from outside the country as well. 

Courses for Senior Executives
Courses for Senior Executives

Course for All India Service (AIS) Officers

Courses sponsored by DST
Courses sponsored by DST






15 Oct 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: "Eloquent Elephants in Sign Saturated Forests: An Endangered Frame" by Dr. Sarada Natarajan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1530hrs
12 Oct 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: 'City at its limits' Series: "Lessons of Unplanned Urbanisation: Bengaluru, a dying city (with burning and frothing lakes) " by Dr. T.V. Ramachandra, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
11 Oct 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: Changing India Series: "Mystic Cults As Peoples' Religion" by Prof. Rahamath Tarikere, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
10 Oct 2018 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Speculating on Bangalore’s Urbanism: Land, Livelihood, and Life on the City’s Edge" by Carol Upadhya, Hemangini Gupta, Sachinkumar Rathod and Priyanka Krishna, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600 hrs
1 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018 NIAS-DST Training Programme: "Policy for Science and Science for Policies" for Directors/Divisional Heads/Chief Scientists/Senior Scientists
26 Sep 2018 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Aspirations and the Social Capital" by Jeebanlata Salam, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600 hrs
25 Sep 2018 Film Screening: “Merku Thodarchi Malai” (Western Ghats) by Lenin Bharathi, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1530hrs
24 Sep 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: Changing India Series: "Transformative constitutionalism and the decriminalisation of the right to love" by Mr. Arvind Narrain, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
20 Sep 2018 Lecture: "Importance of Karnataka in Indo-Japan Relationship" by Mr. Takayuki KITAGAWA, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1530hrs
20 Sep 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: "Understanding the impact of forest management on the landscape change and tree diversity in Central Indian dry deciduous forest landscapes" by Dr. Shivani Agarwal, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1030hrs