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Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), founded in the year 1876 by Dr. Mahendralal Sircar, an acclaimed medical practitioner of his time, is the oldest scientific institution in Asia funded by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Government of West Bengal. Sir C V Raman made his historic discovery of the 'Raman Effect' at IACS. IACS continues to adorn the mantle of academic and intellectual excellence in India and abroad and now stands at the crossroad of a critical era. Apart from fundamental researches in the various frontier areas of physics and chemistry, IACS has ventured in a significant way, for the past few years, into the emerging multidisciplinary areas such as non-conventional energy sources, advanced and novel nano-materials, chemical biology and interdisciplinary sciences. At present, IACS has more than 400 research students/associates working under the guidance of about 67 faculty members working in physics, chemistry and biology. The Institute has dynamic programmes for the pursuit of research leading to the doctoral degree and for post-doctoral work and has Visiting Scientists Scheme. There is an excellent library, good computing facilities and the campus is equipped with all modern facilities and amenities.

Research Areas: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Material Sciences, Mathematical Sciences

Ministries: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Contact Name: Prof. Tapas Chakraborty, Director

Contact Address: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), 2A & 2B Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032, India

Contact Phone: 033-24734688, 033-2434971


Fax: 033 – 24732805, 033 - 24836561

State: West Bengal

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