A Clique that Clicks

The Photography Club is a forum for students to learn the craft from their peers   During the orientation programme marking the start of the 2012–13 academic year at the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), faculty member Chiranjib Bhattacharyya spoke to the incoming PhD students. In the course of this interaction, he told […]

Budgets and Bills

Born in Belur in 1958, Sumana SV has worked at IISc for 38 years. Although she completed her BSc in the Chemistry, Biology and Zoology (CBZ) stream from MES college, Bangalore and a post-graduate diploma in Industrial Microbiology from Central College, Bangalore, she has spent most of her time at the Institute in the Budget […]

‘People often think that a therapist gives advice, but that isn’t true’

  With four new consulting psychologists as of March 2022, IISc’s team of counsellors has expanded significantly to six. We spoke to Shridhar BG and MS Savitha, both clinical psychologists who have been counselling IISc students on campus since 2018, and are part of the team of mental health professionals (including psychiatrists and wellness coordinators […]

Setting the stage

Rangmanch and Rhythmica offer students space for creativity   IISc is famed for its science and engineering éclat. Students here are expected to be academically brilliant and consistently work hard to excel. In such an environment, Rangmanch and Rhythmica are two student-driven clubs that allow them to showcase their artistic ingenuity. In the absence of […]

Mute/Unmute

Navigating the new normal of online learning   In early 2020, as the nation went into lockdown, educational institutions across the country were forced to move their classes online. This was not a smooth transition, with technical glitches, connectivity issues and many awkward situations. Attreyee Ghosh, Associate Professor at the Centre for Earth Sciences, recalls […]

Remembering Priya

The Indian science ecosystem lost Priya Iyer, a bright young scholar, earlier this year. In this tribute, Priya’s friends, colleagues and collaborators remember the difference she made in their lives and to the science of looking at the natural world.   Priya Iyer grew up on the campus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) […]

Sharing a Home

Promoting peaceful human-animal coexistence on campus   On a clear sunny morning, beside a small pond and in the pleasant shade of large trees, Ipcy was treating herself to a nap in front of one of the vintage buildings of IISc. It was around 10 am, and everyone in the building was starting their day’s […]

Photography in the Time of COVID

When Sunanda Vinayachandran came to Bangalore, she joined the Department of Biotechnology at St Joseph’s College as a faculty member, a department which she also headed for a few years. She had then just moved to the campus of IISc with her husband, PN Vinayachandran, Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Sunanda, […]