The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
was founded by Sir C. V. Raman
, and was registered as a Society on 24 April 1934. Inaugurated on 31 July 1934, it began with 65 founding fellows. The first general meeting of Fellows, held on the same day, elected Professor Raman as President, and adopted the constitution of the Academy. The Academy situated at Bangalore
has over 800 Fellows, 45 Honorary Fellows and 30 Associates, as of 2006.
The aims of the Academy are to
- Promote progress in pure and applied branches of science.
- Encourage important research in various branches of science.
- Represent the scientific work of India internationally.
- Publish work relating to scientific research initiated by the Academy, Provincial Academies, Universities and Government Scientific Institutions.
- Organise meetings of Committees and Conferences to discuss papers submitted to the Academy.
- Advise Government and other bodies on scientific and other matters referred to the Academy.
The first issue of the Academy Proceedings appeared in two sections in July 1934. They were split into two in July 1935 - one part devoted to physical sciences and the other to life sciences. In 1973 the Academy's publications were further split into several journals aimed as specific scientific disciplines.
The Academy publishes a monthly journal called Resonance
since January 1996. Aimed generally at under-graduates, it also contains some material for junior and senior academic... Read More