Indian Academy Of Sciences, Bangalore
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, founded in 1934, aims at promoting
the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and
applied branches. Major activities include publication of
scientific journals and special volumes, organizing meetings
of the Fellowship and discussions on important topics, recognizing
scientific talent, improvement of science education and taking
up other issues of concern to the scientific community.
The Academy was founded in 1934 by Professor
C. V. Raman (Nobel Laureate) and was registered as a Society
under the Societies Registration Act, on 24 April 1934. The
formal inauguration took place on 31 July 1934 with 65 founding
fellows. On the same day, the first general meeting of Fellows
was held at which C. V. Raman was elected its President, and
the draft constitution of the Academy was approved and adopted.
The first issue of the Academy "Proceedings" appeared
in two sections in July 1934. Since then, the "Proceedings"
were split into theme journals and several new ones added.
The Academy presently has over 800 Fellows,
45 Honorary Fellows and 30 Associates on its role.
The Indian Academy of Sciences endeavours by
all means at its disposal to promote the progress and uphold
the cause of science, both in pure and applied branches.
It is the responsibility of the Fellows of the
Academy, to individually and collectively, promote original
research and disseminate scientific knowledge to the community,
through its meetings, discussions, seminars, symposia and
The Academy recognises the special relationship
of scientific creative activity with the process of education
and holds that the course of discovery includes the identification
and nurturing of scientific talent amongst the young.
The Academy upholds that the principle of social
responsibility for all scientific effort, individual or corporate,
is entirely consistent with individual freedom and that the
quest for knowledge and truth cannot be reconciled with any
For more information please contact:
Indian Academy of Sciences
C. V. Raman Avenue
Post Box No. 8005
Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080
Phone: +91-80-2361 2546 / 2361 4592 / 2361 2943
Fax: +91-80-2361 6094
Email: office at ias dot ernet dot in