Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is a research institution in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. It focuses on applied science through research, education and actions that influence policy and practice on conservation of nature, management of natural resources, and sustainable development.
ATREE’s mission is to generate a rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge in order to achieve environmental conservation and sustainable development in a socially just manner, and to enable the use of this knowledge by policy makers and society to train the next generation of scholars and leaders.
ATREE envisions a society committed to environmental conservation and sustainable and socially just development, in which it plays the role of a knowledge-generating organization that is essentially the catalyst in the transition to such a society.
The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) was established by the Government of Karnataka with support from ICICI Bank. It was set up on the recommendation of the Vision Group on Biotechnology, an advisory body to the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Vision Group includes representatives from academia, industry and government, each recognizing the strengths of the other and the tremendous value gained by working together.
IBAB’s Governing Body is made up of distinguished members from the sectors of academia, industry, government and consequently members of all three rallied to help jump-start our courses, provide support in teaching and offer opportunities for student internships and placements.
IBAB’s mission is to catalyze the growth of the biotechnology and bioinformatics industries in India.
The institute has the following immediate objectives:
IBAB’s primary mandate is to catalyze the growth of the biotech industry, by means of conducting frontier research, providing high-end education and promoting entrepreneurship.
IBAB offers Masters and PhD degrees in areas of the basic sciences including but not limited to Masters’ degree in Chemistry / Life Science / Botany / Zoology / Biotechnology / Informatics / Data Analytics / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Ayurveda / Siddha / Unani / Medical Anthropology / Physical Sciences and other related areas.
The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), is dedicated to the study of stem cell and regenerative biology. Research at inStem addresses the genetic mechanisms of potency, differentiation and proliferation in human pluripotent cells, examines clinical manifestations of diseases that can potentially be treated by stem cells, models human diseases using stem cells, uses model organisms such as Planaria and Hydra to address fundamental questions in regenerative biology, develops platforms to interrogate signaling pathways with new chemical entities, and finally, develops tools that will help to better understand the biology driving stem cells and eventually treat disease states.
At inStem, research is primarily carried out by groups who work on tightly-knit themes, crossing boundaries and developing new approaches to address questions larger than the expertise of individual researchers.
The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), located in Bangalore, is part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. NCBS is a premier research institute with all the necessary facilities that a research scientist may need. Research interests of faculty members lie in the frontier areas of biology, and the science at NCBS (a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) uses experimental and computational approaches in the study of molecules, cells and organisms.
NCBS aims to understand biology at each of these levels to advance an integrated view of life processes. The talent and drive of its students and faculty members continues to show NCBS the way to good science.
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. Housed in a picturesque green campus in Bangalore the Institute serves as a forum to bring together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds. They include administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academicians in the natural and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
The philosophy underlying NIAS is given shape by its research teams, which are drawn from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, humanities and arts. The Institute is unique in its integrated approach to the study of intersections between science and technology, philosophy, social issues and leadership.
The objective is to nurture a broad base of scholars, managers and leaders who would respond to the complex challenges that face contemporary India and global society, with insight, sensitivity, confidence and dedication.
The Institute has ample facilities for conferences, lectures and theatrical programmes. The JRD Tata Auditorium and the Lecture Halls facilitate an ideal atmosphere for long hours of deliberation and discussion. Situated on five acres of land within the verdant campus of the Indian Institute of Science, the buildings of NIAS have a strikingly distinctive architecture with elegant lines and arched corridors. The fully furnished guest rooms make the visitors’ and course participants’ stay a pleasant one.
NIAS has an active programme of public lectures, regional, national and international conferences, symposia and seminars organized independently or jointly with other institutions that focus on topical areas of research and public concern.
The current aims of NIAS are to integrate the findings of scholarship in the natural and social sciences as well as technology, the humanities and arts through multi-disciplinary research on the complex issues that face Indian and global society, and to assist in the creation of new leadership with broad horizons in all sectors of society by disseminating the conclusions of such research through appropriate publications and courses as well as through dialogues with leaders and the public.
The St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) is a part of the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, which is run by the CBCI Society for Medical Education. From its inception, St. John’s has set before it an ideal of excellence in academic courses as well as service to society as a result of which it has truly become holistic both in its outlook and in its approach to the problems of community health.
In 2000, the Academy decided that its commitment to excellence in research required the setting up of an Institute that was dedicated to the pursuit of research and capacity development in St. John’s. This vision encompassed improvement of health of the community and patients through research and development of a Center for Excellence in medical research in India.
The Institute was formally inaugurated in September 2004 by His Eminence Cardinal Telespore Toppo.
Srishti, is a private design college set up in 1996 as a not-for-profit organization by the Ujwal Trust, (An educational trust). The Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology is a visionary, experimental and curatorial institute of media arts and sciences, that offers art and design education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Srishti, as an institute, seeks to pull together the latest art, craft and design ideas and practices from around the world and contextualizes them in the emerging Indian context, thus producing small and large innovations that can help understand, communicate and resolve some of the contemporary questions, issues and concerns facing society and culture through design.
The primary mandate of Srishti is to provide a professionally oriented education in art, design and technology through courses taught by industry-experienced faculty. These courses are built upon broad-based foundation studies in the liberal arts, in an environment of creativity and maximization of individual potential.
Srishti has the experience in implementing research programmes leading to a PhD degree for those who have a Master’s degree in areas of art, design, technology and social sciences including but not limited to Masters’ degrees in Design-Led Innovation, Earth Education and Communication, Heritage Design, Planning and Management, Human Centered Design, Industrial Arts and Design Practices, Information Arts and Information Design Practices, Public Space Design, Strategic Design and Brand Leadership, Contemporary Art Practice, Creative Documentary, Digital Media Arts, Experimental Media Art Practices, Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation, Aesthetics and Visual Cultures, Digital Humanities, Knowledge Systems and Practice, Land and Livelihood Studies, Public History and Heritage Interpretation, Screen Studies, Design in Education, Experience Design, Impact Entrepreneurship, Oral History and other related areas.
Suchitra Academy is the parent organization for four different branches: Suchitra Kala Kendra for literature, music, dance and language studies ; Suchitra Baljagat for children ; Suchitra Madhyama Kendra for discussions and events related to media and Suchitra Centre for Film and Drama which is a post – graduate school and a training centre for moving – image media and the performing arts.
Suchitra has found engaging and innovative platforms for the regular conduct of literary and cultural discussions with events like “Sahitya Sanje” which are literary evenings with its main focus being Kannada Literature. The fortnightly discussions – “Kannada Chintane” traces the history and development of the Kannada language. They also conduct monthly lectures that re-visit Indian classical texts with a fresh perspective.
The development of awareness and involvement in good cinema and quality art and culture is one of the main ambitions of Suchitra. The society is a provider of all forms of art and culture accompanied by award winning movies and quality entertainment for all members. Their future plans include expanding the current activities of society in a meaningful manner. Development of infrastructural activities are also of great importance.
The Takshashila Institution — an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation — contributes towards building the intellectual foundations of an India that has global interests. It aims to establish itself as one of the most credible voices in India’s public policy discourse, known for its unambiguous pursuit of the national interest, through consistent high-quality policy advisories.
The Takshashila Institution is registered as a non-profit trust in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Its mission is
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