IISER Pune started functioning in August 2006 from a campus adjoining the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. The main campus on 98 acres of land, near this site, is under construction and will be ready by December 2012. It will have a total of 32,000 sq.mt of built up academic space and 80,000 sq.mt of residential buildings. At present, all academic activities are housed in the transit campus at the Sai Trinity Towers, Pashan Circle (1.5 km from the campus site) and at our hostel-guesthouse-academic complex already built on the campus. IISER Pune currently has 360 UG students, 100 PhD students and close to 60 faculty. The institute offers a five-year course leading to a BS-MS degree (after class XII) and a full fledged PhD programme in the basic sciences.