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Students and Staff


(as of March 31, 2022)
Personnel Number
Faculty (Assistant, Associate & Full Professors) 136
Visiting Faculty and Emeritus Professors 10
Project Scientists 11
Administrative / Technical Staff 133
Postdoctoral Research Associates 57
Students (PhD, Int. PhD, BS-MS) 1759
(434 + 189 + 1136)

Student Numbers across Academic Programmes Offered

(as of March 31, 2022)
Programme   Number
PhD (Men - 256) (Women - 178) 434
Integrated PhD (Men - 121) (Women - 68) 189
BS-MS Dual Degree (Men - 822) (Women - 314) 1136

PhD Student Numbers across Departments

(as of March 31, 2022)
Department PhD Integrated PhD
Biology 127 71
Chemistry 166 48
Data Science 01 -
Earth and Climate Science 30 -
Humanities and Social Sciences 13 -
Mathematics 30 20
Physics 67 50


On the 2022 Nature Index Tables IISER Pune is listed 7th in India, 123rd at the Asia-Pacific level, and 369th 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): 3,881

Year-wise Number of Research Publications


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

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.