IISER Pune believes in operating on collective wisdom and active participation of all stakeholders. Various committees steer the development and execution of the institute's activities, in keeping with IISER Pune's Vision.
The committees are periodically reconstituted to widen participation, bring in new ideas and develop leadership.
The institute follows the following policy regarding internal leadership:
- The term of office for Chairs of Departments, Deans, Deputy Chairs, Associate Deans is for 3 years.
- There is a Deputy Chair for each of the departments existing for 5 years or more.
- The Director appoints the Chairs/Deputy Chairs through consultations with faculty members of respective departments. These appointments are NOT based on seniority or any hierarchy. A second term is possible for the holders of these posts in exceptional cases.
- The sharing of various administrative responsibilities in each department is worked out jointly by the Chair and the Deputy Chair.
- As far as possible, the operative policy is one-person-one post. Certain exceptions may be allowed.
- In terms of the membership, every attempt is made to give representation across the departments in various committees.
- All faculty members are encouraged to accept memberships and responsibilities of the committees, as we believe that all beneficiaries are obliged to contribute in the functioning of the institute.
Following is a list of the committees that direct the various activities of IISER Pune, along with their current members:
This committee comprised of senior professors of the institute and takes major institute/academic policy decisions, including those related to the appointment of distinguished/visiting faculty, etc.
- Prof. Jayant B. Udgaonkar, Director (Ex-officio) - Chairperson
- Prof. Pinaki Talukdar, Dean (Faculty) - Member
- Prof. Anjan Banerjee, Dean (R&D) - Member
- Prof. Bhas Bapat, Dean (Academics) - Member
- Prof. M.S. Santhanam, Dean (International Relations and Outreach) - Member
- Prof. Saikrishnan Kayarat, Dean (Student and Campus Activities)- Member
- Prof. Srinivas Hotha, Dean (Planning and Communications) and Chair, Institutional Committee on Administration (ICA) - Member
- Prof. Thomas Pucadyil, Chair, Biology - Member
- Prof. Gopi Hosahudya N., Chair, Chemistry - Member
- Prof. Amit Apte, Chair, Data Science
- Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Chair, Earth and Climate Science - Member
- Dr. Pushkar Sohoni, Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences - Member
- Prof. Mainak Poddar, Chair, Mathematics - Member
- Prof. Sudarshan Ananth, Chair, Physics - Member
- Mr. Manoj Chaudhari, PS to Director - Non-member Secretary
Department-wise Chairs and Deputy Chairs
Chair: Prof. Thomas Pucadyil
Deputy Chair: Dr. Sudha Rajamani
Chair: Prof. Gopi Hoshahudya N
Deputy Chair: Dr. Shabana Khan
- Data Science
Chair: Prof. Amit Apte
Deputy Chair: Dr. Leelavati Narlikar
- Earth and Climate Science
Chair: Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhyay
Deputy Chair: Dr. Gyana Ranjan Tripathy
- Humanities and Social Sciences
Chair: Dr. Pushkar Sohoni
Deputy Chair: Dr. Chaitra Redkar
Chair: Prof. Mainak Poddar
Co-Chair: Dr. Anup Biswas
Chair: Prof. Sudarshan Ananth
Deputy Chair: Prof. T.S. Mahesh
- Research and Development
Dean: Prof. Anjan Banerjee
Associate Dean: Dr. Nirmalya Ballav
Dean: Prof. Bhas Bapat
Associate Deans (Graduate Studies): Dr. Anirban Hazra; Dr. Arijit Bhattacharyay
Associate Deans (Doctoral Studies): Dr. Srabanti Chaudhury; Dr. Chandrasheel Bhagwat
Dean: Prof. Pinaki Talukdar
- International Relations and Outreach
Dean: Prof. M.S. Santhanam
Associate Dean: Dr. Sourabh Dube
- Student and Campus Activities
Dean: Prof. Saikrishnan Kayarat
Associate Dean: Dr. Chaitra Redkar
- Planning and Communications
Dean: Prof. Srinivas Hotha
Key Committees and Faculty In-charge
- Chair, Curriculum Committee
Dr. Anirban Hazra
- Chair, Purchase Committee
Prof. R. Boomi Shankar
- Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) [Part-time]
Prof. V. G. Anand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Chair, Institutional Committee on Administration
Prof. Srinivas Hotha
- Faculty In-charge, Science Media Centre
Dr. Arnab Mukherjee
- Faculty In-charge, Science Activity Centre
Dr. Aparna Deshpande