The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, to commemorate the centenary (1989) of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with the main objective of promoting scientific research at the highest level in frontier and interdisciplinary areas of science and Engineering.
The Centre is registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act and is an Autonomous National Institution. As envisaged at the time of its founding, the Centre maintains close links with the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). The Centre has its main campus in Jakkur on the Bangalore - Hyderabad highway, about 11 km from the IISc campus. This is on a 22 acre plot gifted by the Govt. of Karnataka, and has become operational from July1994. The campus was dedicated to the Nation in March 1995 by Shri K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President of India.
Infrastructural facilities available at the IISc and those being developed by the Centre are used by scientists of both IISc and JNCASR. At the IISc Campus, the Centre has a Lecture Hall, Visitors' House (JAWAHAR) and Guest Rooms catering to the academic visitors to the Centre and to the IISc. A small student hostel is also located on this campus, in addition to some staff housing.
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Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur, Bangalore-560 064, India
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