The Department of Aerospace Engineering is in the process of restoring its plane exhibits In 2004, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste, Italy, published a book titled One Hundred Reasons to be a Scientist. One of the contributors to the book was Roddam Narasimha, whose article, How I Became a […]
Category: Campus Chronicles
The Good, the Bad and the Ambivalent: Social Media to Scientists
Researchers at IISc talk about their social media presence and its influence on their professional lives There has long been a perception that scientists are reclusive and asocial. However, this stereotype is being challenged by the rising number of them who tweet and post on Facebook and LinkedIn. Scientists today have more opportunities than […]
How do Students at IISc Manage their Money?
A look at what people across departments and programmes are currently doing, and what they can do, to handle their finances Although India has a literacy rate of around 74%, it may surprise many that only 27% of the Indian population is considered financially literate. In fact, post graduates at 31% only do marginally […]
My Journey From Field Assistant to Information Scientist
From assisting Prof Madhav Gadgil in his field work, to retiring as the librarian of the Division of Biological Sciences, Yashwant Kanade looks back at almost four decades with IISc I was born on 16 January, 1962 in Sirsi, Uttara Kannada. After finishing primary school, even though there was a private school near my […]
‘I loved working at the library’
Mythra Gangadharaiah joined IISc in 1969 and worked at the Institute until she took voluntary retirement in 2003. She initially worked in Unit III, the postal section in charge of sending and receiving the Institute’s correspondence with the outside world. After two years, she was posted to the office of the JRD Tata Memorial Library, […]
Most gardens on campus are looked after by the IISc Nursery, but some office staff have taken it upon themselves to add their own green touch If you visit the Office of Communications (OoC) at IISc in the sultry months of April and May, you’ll probably notice the bright and colourful flowers in the […]
A Day in the Life of an Assistant Project Engineer
Radhika Muthukumar gave CONNECT a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to supply water to the campus community and treat the wastewater it produces A few metres down the road from IISc’s main gate is an 80-year old building that was designed by Otto Koenigsberger, an architect who left Nazi Germany and worked for […]
To Patent or Not to Patent?
Patenting – getting legal rights over one’s invention – continues to be a tedious process within Indian universities and there are many unanswered questions about the process. CONNECT sat down with Suryasarathi Bose, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering and Chair of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing (IPTeL), and office manager Vijay […]
The Lure of the Fiddlewood
Experiencing the outdoors with the Nature Club On a surprisingly pleasant Sunday morning in mid-April, a carpet of bright yellow copperpod flowers greets visitors at the parking lot near the main entrance of IISc. Among them are participants of the “Butterfly Walk”, organised by the Nature Club of the Institute. They make their way […]
Why are Archives Important?
A peek into the IISc Archives and the world of archiving Among the IISc Archives’ many treasures is a large, heavy book called the “Distinguished Visitors Book”, a record of signatures from famous visitors to the Institute from 1948 to 1973. To look at, it is a worn book with crumbling pages onto which […]