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About Us
Internal Leadership 

IISER Pune believes in operating on collective wisdom and active participation of all stakeholders.
Various committees steer the development and execution of the institute's activities, in keeping with IISER Pune's Vision. The committees are periodically reconstituted to widen participation, bring in new ideas and develop leadership.
The institute follows the following policy regarding internal leadership:
  1. The term of office for Chairs of Disciplines, Deans, Deputy Chairs, Associate Deans is for 3 years.
  2. There is a Deputy Chair for each of the disciplines existing for 5 years or more.
  3. The Director appoints the Chairs/Deputy Chairs through consultations with faculty members of respective disciplines. These appointments are NOT based on seniority or any hierarchy. A second term is possible for the holders of these posts in exceptional cases.
  4. The sharing of various administrative responsibilities in each discipline is worked out jointly by the Chair and the Deputy Chair.
  5. As far as possible, the operative policy is one-person-one post. Certain exceptions may be allowed.
  6. In terms of the membership, every attempt is made to give representation across the disciplines in various committees.
  7. All faculty members are encouraged to accept memberships and responsibilities of the committees, as we believe that all beneficiaries are obliged to contribute in the functioning of the institute.
Following is a list of the committees that direct the various activities of IISER Pune, along with their current members:
  • APEX Committee (This committee comprised of senior professors of the institute, takes major institute/academic policy decisions including appointment of distinguished / visiting faculty, etc)
  1. Prof. Jayant B. Udgaonkar, Director (Ex-officio) - Chairperson
  2. Prof. Sunil Mukhi, Dean (Faculty) and Interim Chair, Humanities & Social Sciences - Member
  3. Prof. Sanjeev Galande, Dean (R&D) - Member
  4. Dr. Bhas Bapat, Dean (Graduate Studies) - Member
  5. Dr. Girish Ratnaparkhi, Dean (Doctoral Studies) - Member
  6. Dr. Harinath Chakrapani, Dean (International Relations and Outreach) - Member
  7. Dr. Shivprasad Patil, Dean (Student Activities) - Member
  8. Dr. Thomas Pucadyil, Chair, Biology - Member
  9. Prof. Gopi Hosahudya N., Chair, Chemistry - Member
  10. Dr. Amit Hogadi, Chair, Mathematics - Member
  11. Prof. Tarun Souradeep, Chair, Physics - Member
  12. Prof. Prasad Subramanian, Interim Chair, Earth and Climate Science
  13. Mr. Manoj Chaudhari, PS to Director - Non-memeber Secretary
  • Discipline-wise Chairs and Deputy Chairs:
              Biology - Chair: Dr. Thomas Pucadyil; Deputy Chair: Dr. Sudha Rajamani
           Chemistry - Chair: Prof. Gopi Hoshahudya N
           Earth and Climate Science - Interim Chair: Prof. Prasad Subramanian
           Mathematics - Chair: Dr. Amit Hogadi;  Deputy Chair: Dr. Anup Biswas
           Physics - Chair: Prof. Tarun Souradeep; Deputy Chair: Dr. T. S. Mahesh
             Humanities and Social Sciences - Interim Chair: Prof. Sunil Mukhi
  • Deans (See our Deans page for Details)
              Research and Development: Prof. Sanjeev Galande
              Faculty: Prof. Sunil Mukhi
   International Relations and Outreach: Dr. Harinath Chakrapani
              Doctoral Studies: Dr. Girish Ratnaparkhi; Associate Dean: Dr. Srabanti Chaudhury
              Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Bhas Bapat; Associate Dean: Dr. Arijit Bhattacharyay
              Student Activities: Dr. Shivprasad Patil; Associate Dean: Dr SG Srivatsan
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee: Dr. Anirban Hazra
  • Chair, Purchase Committee: Dr. Anjan Banerjee
  • Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO): Prof. V. G. Anand (cvo[at]iiserpune.ac.in)
  • Ombudsman: Prof. LS Shashidhara