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Students and Staff


(as of March 31, 2023)
Personnel Number
Faculty (Assistant, Associate & Full Professors) 137
Visiting, Emeritus, and Guest Faculty 18
Fellows and Project Scientists 7
Non-Teaching Staff 134
Postdoctoral Research Associates 53
Students (PhD, Int. PhD, MSc, BS-MS) 1814
(471 + 189 + 28+ 1126)

Student Numbers across Academic Programmes Offered

(as of March 31, 2023)
Programme   Number
PhD (Men - 285) (Women - 186) 471
Integrated PhD (Men - 119) (Women - 70) 189
MSc (Men - 17) (Women - 11) 28
BS-MS Dual Degree (Men - 804) (Women - 322) 1126

Student Numbers across Departments

(as of March 31, 2023)
Department PhD Integrated PhD MSc
Biology 134 73 -
Chemistry 182 45 15
Data Science 1 - -
Earth and Climate Science 30 - 7
Humanities and Social Sciences 16 - -
Mathematics 31 19 6
Physics 77 52 -


On the 2023 Nature Index Tables IISER Pune is listed 13th in India, 171st at the Asia-Pacific level, and 492nd 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 (2006-2021): 4,435

Year-wise Number of Research Publications


A bar graph showing year-wise numbers of papers from IISER Pune

The numbers have been sourced from the Web of Science and from faculty members. Visit our Library's Digital Repository for further details on our 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 degrees as of June 2019; the data shown is for 535 graduated BS-MS students (for whom 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. The data shown is for 22 students.