|The Indian Association for the
Cultivation of Science (IACS), founded on July 29, 1876 by Dr Mahendra Lal Sircar,
is an autonomous Institute. It is the oldest research institute in India. The institute is devoted to the pursuit of fundamental research in the frontier areas of
Chemistry, Biology, Energy, Polymer and Materials. In each field, IACS nurtures young and innovative research fellows in their doctoral programs.
Sir C. V. Raman
worked at IACS during 1907 to 1933 on various topics of Physics making discovery of the celebrated effect on scattering of light in1928, which bears his name and that brought many accolades including the
by Sir C V Raman and
Presentation Speech by Professor H. Pleijel, Chairman of the Nobel Committee) in 1930. The American Chemical Society designated the
Raman Effect as an
International Historic Chemical Landmark in 1998.