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Students and Staff


(as of March 31, 2021)
Personnel Number
Faculty (Assistant, Associate & Full Professors) 131
Visiting Faculty and Emeritus Professors 8
Fellows and Independent Scientists 12
Administrative / Technical Staff 131
Postdoctoral Research Associates 62
Students (PhD, Int. PhD, BS-MS) 1654
(382 + 201 +1071)

Student Numbers across Academic Programmes Offered

(as of March 31, 2021)
Programme   Number
PhD (Men - 232) (Women - 150) 382
Integrated PhD (Men - 126) (Women - 75) 201
BS-MS Dual Degree (Men - 786) (Women - 285) 1071

PhD Student Numbers across Departments

(as of March 31, 2021)
Department PhD Integrated PhD
Biology 111 77
Chemistry 148 53
Earth and Climate Science 23 0
Humanities and Social Sciences 11 0
Mathematics 26 18
Physics 63 53


On the 2021 Nature Index Tables, IISER Pune is listed 7th in India, 135th at the Asia pacific level, and 389th globally. 

The Nature Index is a database compiled by Nature Research and provides a measure of high-quality research output and collaboration. This is based on author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 82 high-quality science journals.

Total Number of Research Publications from IISER Pune (2006-2020): 3,334

Year-wise Number of Research Publications

Department-wise Number of Publications

The numbers have been sourced from Web of Science and from faculty members. Visit our Library's Digital Repository for further details on the Publications.


Career Choices of IISER Pune BS-MS Students upon Graduation

Values shown in the chart are in percentage format. A total of 768 students have been awarded BS-MS degree as of June 2019; data shown is for 535 graduated BS-MS students (for who we have data).

Of these, about 72% have chosen to pursue PhD and about 18% have taken up research based jobs or projects.

Career Choices of IISER Pune PhD Students upon Graduation

A total of 33 have been awarded the PhD degree as of March 2016. Data shown is for 22 students.