A Centre Dedicated to the Jigsaw Puzzle of Hypersonic Research

In 2011, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) signed an MoU with BrahMos Aerospace to create a new centre for studying an exciting aspect of scientific research in today’s world: hypersonic flight. The Centre of Excellence for Hypersonics was inaugurated that year by APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India and eminent aerospace scientist. Although […]

‘No one can match our performance’: S Gopalakrishnan

An interview with the Chairperson of Aerospace Engineering Department on its 75th anniversary IISc’s Department of Aerospace Engineering has around 240 students and a faculty strength of 35. It runs multiple research centres, has close links with HAL, NAL, ISRO, DRDO and other government agencies as well as with the private sector, and works on […]

“I Have Much Pleasure in Declaring Open the New Wind Tunnel”

On 3 February 1959, the open-circuit wind tunnel at IISc was inaugurated by the Maharaja of Mysore, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar. Embedded in the old Aerospace Engineering building, this wind tunnel has been responsible for testing several aircraft, including the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, and is functional to this day. In his speech, given in the […]

Venkat Srinivasan

APC Lecture Series: Thirteen Ways of Seeing

Venkat Srinivasan, an archivist from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), gave a talk as part of the APC Lecture series titled Thirteen Ways of Seeing, on 19 April 2017. Srinivasan presented a template to bring together historians, journalists, scientists, and the general public to build […]

IISc Ranked India’s Best

On behalf of IISc, its Director Anurag Kumar received two plaques on 10 April 2017 from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) – one for being ranked No. 1 in the “Overall” category for institutions of higher learning in India, and the other for receiving the top place among Indian universities. The rankings are […]