The Talent Development Centre at the Challakere campus trains around 1500 teachers at the high school, pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate level According to Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, a survey that assesses the quality of learning among students in rural areas, only 43.3% of class VIII students can perform simple arithmetic operations like […]
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.
Ramya, who has just finished her PhD from IISc, spent a week walking through Odisha villages on the ‘Shodh Yatra’, observing how local residents engage with science and tech The Shodh Yatra is a walk organised twice a year through rural India, aimed at unearthing and disseminating grassroots knowledge and innovations. Ever since I found […]
An IISc alumnus, KKS Murty spent many years as an engineer with HAL. Now he runs Select, a book store in Bangalore that enjoys the patronage of many bibliophiles A somewhat run-down, two-storey building tucked into a by-lane off Brigade Road, might not, under any other circumstances, merit a second glance. Its appearance, however, vastly […]
A closer look at the newly established play school on campus, and a crèche which is more than two decades old As I walk past the Canara Bank down the road lined by Gulmohar trees in IISc’s campus, a clamour suddenly interrupts the usually tranquil Institute. The sounds emanate from the IISc Employees’ Association Crèche. […]
Subhayan Sahu, Bachelor of Science (Research) student (2013–17), who received his degree at the Convocation on 5 July 2017, on his time at IISc There is an exceptional amount of historical weight associated with a student’s first visit to the hallowed campus of IISc. After all, this is where the brightest minds in Indian […]
IISc Families and Friends (IFF) is a forum created to provide a platform for voluntary initiatives to work towards improving the quality of life for all those associated with IISc. A major endeavour of this organisation, started in early 2015, is to work for a “clean and green IISc”, which entails reusing and recycling all […]
Shubha Bhat’s early attempts to provide thirsty birds with water have now evolved into a sophisticated enterprise that draws dozens of species, both resident and migrant, to her yard When Shubha Bhat got married 18 years ago, she found herself living in Bangalore. But life in the big city was starkly different from what she […]