The top portion of the campus entrance gate showing IISER Pune logo


The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences. It was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (renamed Ministry of Education in August 2020). In 2012, IISER Pune was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament.

As a unique initiative in science education in India, IISER aims to be a Science University of the highest caliber devoted to both teaching and research in a totally integrated manner, with state-of-the-art research and high quality education, thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity.

IISER Pune runs a 5-year integrated Master's programme, which is the BS-MS programme, and a post-Master's PhD programme, in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Apart from classroom instruction, IISER Pune builds student skills in areas such as scientific inquiry, problem solving, communication skills, computational sciences, electronics and instrumentation and workshop practices. In the advanced teaching and research labs of the institute, students have the opportunity to pursue experiments as well as advanced research under the mentorship of world-class faculty. Eventually, this should make education and careers in basic sciences more exciting and rewarding.

At IISER Pune, we dedicate ourselves to learn, teach and serve society through excellence in education, research and public service, to create a learning and working environment based on integrity, fairness, dignity and professionalism, to provide equal opportunities for all, and to develop and encourage a sense of environmental responsibility.

IISER Pune Ranking

Ranked 24 in the Overall Category and 16 in the Research category by the
NIRF 2021 India Rankings

Ranked 130 in the 2020 
THE Emerging Economies University Rankings

Ranked 401-500 in the Physical Sciences subject category in
2020 THE World University Rankings

Ranked 101-150 in the 
2020 THE Young University Rankings 

Ranked among the top 5.7% universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

Listed 7th in India, 135th at the Asia pacific level, and 389th globally, on the 2021 Nature Index Tables