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  • March 28, 2023
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The IISER System

The Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM) recommended the creation of institutions, devoted to research and education in the basic sciences, named the “Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research”. Seven such Institutes have been established at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.




  • These institutes were established by an Act of Parliament and declared as Institutions of National Importance. Link to IISER Act.


  • Each IISER is governed by a Board of Governors (BoG), responsible for the general superintendence, direction, and control of the affairs of the Institute.


  • The  Chairman  of the Board of Governors, nominated by the Visitor, presides over Board meetings and the Convocation of the Institute and ensures that decisions taken by the Board are implemented


  • The Director of each Institute is chosen by a committee chaired by the Minister of Human Resource Development with the approval of the Visitor. The Director, an accomplished academic, is the principal executive officer of the Institute, responsible for the administration of the Institute.


Further details regarding governance are available here: Institutes