Building a Testament to ME History

These photographs by Gouri Patil, a PhD student at IISc, capture the different physical locations that the department has inhabited Photos 1, 2 &3: Mechanical Engineering first took formal shape at IISc in the form of the Department of Power Engineering. The “PE building”, as it is still referred to today, was inaugurated in 1951 […]

Behind The Scenes

A photo story on the people that provide crucial services to the IISc community Girigowda PS has been a security guard for four years. Prior to that he worked at a garment factory, and moved here at his family members’ insistence. Some of them work here as well.   Annapoorna CS has been a hostel […]

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Himalayan Snow

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our glaciers   With its myriad colours and the imposing mountains in the background, the confluence of two Himalayan rivers in Ladakh, Zanskar and Indus, is a sight to behold. Not surprisingly, the valley where the rivers meet is thronged by tourists. But Rizwan, a local chauffeur, seems less […]