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About International Relations

The International Relations Office (IRO) at IISER Pune was established in the year 2014 to facilitate internationalisation efforts across campus with specific emphasis on the academic collaborations and bilateral exchanges between IISER Pune and foreign institutions/universities. The IRO works pro-actively to develop and maintain international partnerships. It aims to build IISER Pune as a global educational brand, a leader in research and education.


The IRO mission is to strengthen the existing and create new international and interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the global visibility of IISER Pune and meet the aspirations of our stakeholders.


  • Provide strategic advice and support to the leadership
  • Strengthen the international brand value of the institute
  • Create opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Foster scientific talent through collaborative programs and training


  • Developing and implementing the Institute’s vision and strategy in maintaining International relations
  • Foster and coordinate institutional alliances and partnerships
  • Promoting relationships with overseas universities and institutions, and help define the scope of such relationships through appropriate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) 
  • Oversight of diplomatic relations strategy with key government agencies and embassies in India and abroad
  • The development, promotion, and coordination of protocol for the management of visiting International delegations
  • Organise and administrate the exchange of students and staff, giving advice on scholarships and other forms of support
  • Facilitates foreign students and faculty visiting IISER Pune from various countries across the globe
  • Arranging for the stay of the students and faculty visiting IISER Pune as a part of the exchange programme
  • Helping international students with completing their immigration formalities guiding them through the necessary paperwork

Internationalisation Strategy

  • Collaborative and inter-disciplinary activities on research and development around the world
  • Initiatives that emphasise international and comparative perspectives in the curriculum
  • Cultural exchange



Know more about our existing international partnerships and collaborations