Indian Association for the Cultivation of science is the oldest scientific research Institute in Asia. Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar, a renowned Physician, founded this glorious institute on 29th July 1876. IACS is the Institute, where renowned Indian scientist Sir CV Raman gave the world the Raman Effect and redefined how we see light and colour. He was awarded the 1930 Nobel prize in Physics. This journey of Raman put IACS in the world map of scientific research and since then, there was no looking back. IACS is credited to have the only Nobel prize winning work in Science from India and also the first in Asia. During the period 1907 to 1933, IACS witnessed a new era of scientific temperament under the leadership of C.V. Raman, which is also called “The Raman Period”. In 1933, Raman left Calcutta to join The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as its first Indian Director. Before leaving, he appointed K. S. Krishnan, the co-discoverer of Raman Effect as the first M. L. Sircar Professor of IACS. After independence, Meghnad Saha joined IACS and did many remarkable works to uplift the research status of IACS in the scientific fraternity. After Saha, well known Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose joined IACS as the National Professor. IACS an Autonomous research institute of DST, has inherited a wealth of rich tradition and excellence in science, an indomitable spirit of self-reliance, the courage and conviction to know and pursue research in front-line areas, to keep up with the discoveries and give people the benefits of all the most recent discoveries. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science has gained institutional credibility at both the national and international levels. IACS is highly devoted to the pursuit of fundamental research in the frontier areas of basic and modern sciences

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