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 […]
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 […]
SANGAM ’17, a cultural festival organised by the Students’ Council as part of the welcome to new students, was held on 2 and 3 September 2017. These photographs were taken by members of the IISc Photography Club.
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 […]
On 2 May, 2017, V Jeyaraj, Director, Hepzibah Institute of Heritage Conservation, Chennai, gave an in-depth introduction to the science of conservation of artefacts from our past. In his talk, he emphasised the importance of this activity, given the richness of our culture heritage. He also discussed the many different kinds of artefacts that museums […]
Morris Travers was the first Director of IISc from 1906 to 1914. Before he died (in 1961), he left behind a typescript of his memoirs, notes and diaries at the archives of University College London. These writings have been meticulously compiled and edited by his grandsons, David MW Travers and John R Ainslie, and was […]
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 […]
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 […]