Indian Institute Of Science

  • UGC allows IISc Bangalore to continue with fouryear undergraduate course with some changes August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given in and allowed the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, to continue with its fouryear undergraduate programme. However, there are some changes to the course as students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (BS) programme, will now be granted a BSc degree...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of fouryear undergraduate programme August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's FourYear Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the fouryear course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...
  • Bangalore: Rs 225 crore brain research centre to come up January 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys Executive ViceChairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife. IISc, the country's premier university for scientific research and higher education, and the...
  • Ratan Tata's audacious philanthropic retirement plans August 21, 2012

    One does not attain freedom from the bondage of Karma by merely abstaining from work. No one attains perfection merely by giving up work Because no one can remain actionless even for a moment. Everyone is driven to action, helplessly indeed, by the Gunas of nature The deluded ones, who restrain their organs of action but mentally...
  • T'puram: Lack of facilities at Labour Camp July 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Speaker G Karthikeyan visited the labour camp, set up at the construction site of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Vithura, on Saturday after getting a report on lack of proper facilities for the construction workers. He told the IISER officials, who accompanied him to the...
  • Rs 5,000 cr supercomputer to take on China January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In the race with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has pitched for a Rs 5000 crore supercomputer for India. But the question is whether it will be enough to match China's prowess. "Over the past few decades, India's relative position in the world of science has been declining...
  • Indian scientist helps NASA predict solar flare March 10, 2011

    Kolkata: There was a huge solar flare in 1859. It was so large that it could be seen with the naked eye. In 1989, a solar storm wiped out Canada's northern electric grid. Canada was out of power for almost three days. Violent magnetic emissions from the sun could one day...
  • India Wants to Catch the Nanoelectronics Revolution February 9, 2011

    As the year began, a large congregation of scientists at the 98th Science Congress in Chennai got a dose of Prime Ministerial advice: Enhance the research environment with more public funding and increase linkages with the industry. Exhorting them to think big, Manmohan Singh ushered in the Decade of Innovation. Meanwhile,...
  • 'South India Lashkar chief' arrested in Meghalaya December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Selfstyled south India chief of Pakistani militant outfit LashkareTaiba was on Wednesday arrested in Meghalaya by the Border Security Force (BSF) near the border with Bangladesh, officials said. T Nazeer and another LeT operative were handed over to the BSF by the Bangladesh Rifles at the IndiaBangladesh border. "The BSF...
  • IISc celebrates its centenary, aspires to be Harvard May 27, 2008

    Bangalore: India's premier science institute, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has completed 100 years on Tuesday and the Institute aspires to be another Harvard. IISc director Dr P Balaram spoke exclusively to CNNIBN on his dreams for IISc and the need to take the institute to greater heights. I feel...