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The Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) was founded in 1934 by Professor C. V. Raman (Nobel Laureate). The aim of the academy is promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. Major activities include publication of scientific journals and special volumes, organizing meetings of the Fellowship and discussions on important topics, recognizing scientific talent, improvement of science education and taking up other issues of concern to the scientific community. The Academy presently has over 800 Fellows, 45 Honorary Fellows and 30 Associates on its role. The responsibility of the Fellows of the Academy, to individually and collectively, promote original research and disseminate scientific knowledge to the community, through its meetings, discussions, seminars, symposia, and publications. The Academy recognizes the special relationship of scientific creative activity with the process of education and holds that the course of discovery includes the identification and nurturing of scientific talent amongst the young.