Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a multidisciplinary research institute situated in Jakkur, a locality north of Bangalore, India. It is relatively young yet well-known around the Globe. Our mandate is to pursue and promote world-class research and training at the frontiers of Science and Engineering covering broad areas ranging from Materials to Genetics. It provides a vibrant academic ambience hosting more than 300 Researchers. The Centre is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and is a deemed university. This research centre is relatively young but already well-known multidisciplinary research institute. Their mandate is to pursue and promote world-class scientific research and training at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to mark the birth centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. However, the bulk of our growth has been in the past decade.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research is located in Jakkur, Bangalore, India. The architecturally innovative buildings on the campus blend inobtrusively into several acres of lush landscape, with only the buckyball dome (designed by Charles Correa) rising above the treetops. The institute has a HIV research lab dedicated to the study of Subtype C and its global dominance. The HIV laboratory is headed by Prof. Udaykumar Ranga. It is having facilities like Dhanvantri, Library, Online Journals, Guest House, VIN Laboratory, Machine Shop, Animal Facility and Day Care Facility. Veeco Instruments Inc (Nasdaq VECO), a leading supplier of instrumentation to the nanoscience community has established a Veeco India Nanotechnology Laboratory. This Laboratory is jointly operated with the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) located at Jakkur Campus, Bangalore.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research has around 40 faculty members, spread over several disciplines. This small team is an advantage: not segregated in far-flung labs, our chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers rub shoulders throughout the day. This fosters a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration which is one of the hallmarks of JNCASR. In addition to young and dynamic faculty, they have over 150 bright and energetic graduate students and state-of-the art experimental, computational and infrastructural facilities. They are a "Deemed University", granting Masters and Ph.D. degrees. The work of the centres faculty has been recognized by awards. The list of honours and prizes received by C.N.R. Rao runs into many pages. To list just a few of the awards gained by other faculty members: In 2006, Tapas K Kundu was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for biological sciences, Anuranjan Anand received the Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Atomic Energy (India), and Srikanth Sastry, GU Kulkarni and S. Balasubramanian received the B M Birla Science Prize. In 2007 Rama Govindarajan was one of the recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award.
Researchers at the Centre are divided into seven units: Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Theoretical Sciences, Educational Technology and Geodynamics. We also have two off-campus units at the Indian Institute of Science: the Chemical Biology and Condensed Matter Theory Units. Though it is of course difficult to quantify scientific performance, by all numerical indications (numbers of publications, citations, grants, patents filed, etc.), science at the Centre is flourishing. In the last few years, the Centres faculty members have published their research in some of the most prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Medicine, Science, Evolution, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Physical Review Letters. The work of the Centres faculty is also being recognized by various awards.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.