From 1945 to 1948, a programme at the Department of Biochemistry provided soya milk as a nutritional supplement The Second World War ended with acute scarcity of food and milk in many parts of India. A year before the war ended, in September 1944, IISc created a new post for a Lecturer in Food […]
My Grandfather, V Subrahmanyan, at IISc
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 […]
‘I dabbled in many things…and gained a lot of happiness’
PR Krishnaswamy, alumnus of the Department of Biochemistry, has had a distinguished yet unconventional research career. In the second of this two-part profile, he recounts how he went from academia to industry to the corporate world and back, all the while pursuing his research interests It was a rainy day in July 1973 when […]