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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  Physics, 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 Nobel Prize (Nobel Lecture 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.

IACS remained open on Saturday, 8th August 2015 in memory of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

Professor Pradyut Ghosh receives the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences for the year 2015

Birthday celebration of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam



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