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IISER Bhopal: Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Center of Excellence | VVM

Establishment Year: 2008

Founding Director: Professor Vinod K. Singh (12.06. 2008 - 04.09. 2018)

Director: Professor Siva Umapathy (05.09. 2018 - present)

Foundation stone on October 8,2008

Area of the Campus: 200 acres

Number of Departments: 10

Number of Centers of Excellence: 3

Degrees: BS, BS-MS (Dual Degree) , Integrated PhD, PhD

Number of Students: 1716 (UG: 1198|PhD: 518)

Gender Ratio of Students: 2: 1 (M: F)

Graduated Students: 595 (BS-MS) | 141 (PhD) | 7 (BS) | 53 (MS)

Number of International Faculty Member: 1

  • To establish, build, and sustain an Institution of the highest caliber by the complete integration of teaching and state-of-the-art research
  • To make learning in science and other knowledge streams exciting through excellent integrative teaching strategies driven by curiosity and creativity
  • To facilitate and promote entry into research at an early age through a flexible borderless curriculum and research projects
  • To impart and nurture a variety of skills that prepare students for outstanding careers across the world, in various areas, including academia


  • The first two IISERs (Pune and Kolkata) were established in 2006.
  • This was followed by an Institute at Mohali (2007) , Bhopal & Trivandrum (2008) , Tirupati (2015) , and Berhampur (2016) .
  • IISERs were incorporated as Institutions of National Importance under the umbrella of the NIT (Amendment) Act, 2012 (NIT Act 2007) .
  • The Act was further amended in 2014, entitled the NITSER ACT 2014.
  • Each IISER is a degree-granting autonomous institute.

In the latest TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION 2021 world ranking, IISER Bhopal is ranked as follows:

National Rank (India) : 26th overall out of 63 in the top 1000.

Global Rank: 801 - 1000 (Only 63 Indian Institutions/Universities are in the world՚s top 1000)

Chairperson: Professor Ajay Kumar Sood

Chairperson, Board of Governors IISER Bhopal &

Professor, Department of Physics

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore -560 012

Humanities - The disciplines currently represented in the HSS department are English Literature, Critical Theory, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies (STS) .

Biology department – 2008 - Dr. Jeet Kalia: Dr. Kalia has secured a collaborative grant-MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives or MISTI Global Seed Funds with Prof. Matthew Shoulders (MIT, Chemistry) . Their proposal is based on the study of cellular lipidomic remodelling orchestrated by the unfolded protein response by employing chemical biology tools for studying lipids developed by his lab in concert with those for regulating UPR developed by the Shoulders lab.

  • Earth Sciences – research areas – atmosphere, earth surface and solid earth
  • Chemical Engineering – 2015 - BS-MS and Ph. D. programmes
  • Economics – 2017 – PhD & 4-year BS Program or BS-MS (Dual Degree) in Economic Sciences
  • Data Science – 2019 – mix of Engineering, Science & Economics

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) was started at IISER Bhopal in 2015 with the aim of promoting inter-disciplinary research and education between basic sciences and engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) systems (350 mJ and 750 mJ)Surface Profiler
Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)Film Sputtering System (assembled indigenously)
SQUID magnetometerImpedance Analyzer
Powder and thin film XRDFerroelectric hysteresis loop tracer (Radiant Technology) assembled with Probe station
Atomic Force/Magnetic Force/scanning Hall-probe MicroscopyTransient absorption spectrometer (time resolution- 10 msec)
RheometerHigh temperature box and tubular furnaces
High resolution scanning electron microscope with EDXThin film coating unit
Angle resolved photoemission spectrometerNanosecond laser with OPO
Clean room facility for nano-fabricationZ-scan setup for nonlinear absorption and refraction measurements
Low Temperature and magnetic field dependent Raman Spectroscopy-
Femtosecond Lasers-
Confocal Microscopy-
High Speed Camera, Mechanical ShakerElectrometer High Voltage Power Amplifier
Thin Film Measurement System (UV-Vis)

Physics Department research facilities

Bhaskara Advance Solar Energy Research Fellowship and INSPIRE Awards

Chemistry department awards - Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Award of Excellence

Chemistry research areas – bioinorganic, bioorganic, bio physical, chemical biology, chirality in molecules and materials, inorganic and organometallic catalysis, material science, synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, spectroscopy, theoretical and computational chemistry

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Formal Modeling and Verification of Safety Critical Systems
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Electromagnetics and Plasmas
  • Genomic Signal Processing [Bioinformatics]
  • Spintronics and Nanomagnetics
  • Energy Conversion (Photovoltaics and Thermoelectrics)
  • Low-dimensional Nanoelectronics
  • Quantum Computing

Center for Excellence

  • CREST – Centre for Research on Environment & Sustainable Technologies
  • Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) : The mission initiated by Govt. of India in honour of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya is envisaged to address comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development.
  • Centre for Science and Society (CS2) at IISER Bhopal was created in August 2019 in order to integrate all the activities such as Outreach, Consultancy, Academia-Industry interaction, MOUs and patents under one umbrella – popularize science in schools in MP & technology transfer
  • The Ministry of Education (MoE) , Government of India offered support for the establishment of Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Training and Research in Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (FAST) . The chief motivation for the establishment of CREST was the building of a structure that eventually helps understand the interactions between air, water, and earth mega systems on several scales ranging from local to global.

Field Measurements

Ambient air quality management (AQM) and aerosol-induced climate effects

Built environments and indoor air quality monitoring

Monitoring and conserving earth resources through satellite imagery and field studies

Chemical and Microbial Analyses

Anion analyses

Isotope analysis for understanding the chemo dynamics of various species between the air, water and soil systems with brief descriptions of the utility of Cu and Hg isotopes

Theory and Modeling

Aerosol dynamics

Receptor models for air quality management

Understanding the coupling between air-earth-water systems

Sustainable Technologies

Metagenomics for bioremediation and assessment of water quality

Development of molecular receptors for near real-time monitoring of relevant analytes in different environments

Central Instrumentation Facility

  • NMR
  • MASS
  • XRD
  • SEM
  • Ultrafast Laser

The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) at IISER Bhopal, is an interdisciplinary shared user facility housing sophisticated state-of-the-art instruments needed for cutting edge research. It was created with the objective of providing a central facility of latest and advanced analytical instruments for research and for promoting interdisciplinary research

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