In the first few years after its establishment in 2006, IISER Pune functioned from temporary spaces in the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) premises as well as hired transit campus with classrooms, offices and laboratories. IISER Pune is now located on a 98-acre parcel of land in Pashan, generously made available by CSIR-NCL. We moved, lock, stock and barrel, into this permanent campus in 2014, which is surrounded by NCL, the beautiful Panchvati hills, the Armament Research & Development Establishment and the neighbourhood of Aundh. From this campus, we have evolved into an integral component of the scientific, academic, social and cultural landscape of Pune.
The three primary buildings on the campus are a modern lecture hall complex, an academic building consisting of office spaces for our teaching and administrative staff as well as library and research laboratories, and adjoining facilities that host other research labs as well as undergraduate teaching labs. In addition, we have a 128-room guesthouse and mini convention centre.
We are a fully residential campus, consisting of students’ hostels, a central dining facility and a housing complex for faculty and staff members. We have several outdoor sports facilities including two tennis courts, a basketball and volleyball court, a cricket ground, an open stadium, as well as a fully functional indoor gymnasium with badminton courts, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and highly qualified and experienced trainers.
We have a well-staffed medical clinic on campus along with an ambulance service that provides round the clock medical support to our students and other residents. During the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, we established a COVID-19 Testing Centre on our campus that meets all in-house and ICMR safety and other procedural requirements.
The campus has been designed to provide an academically vibrant as well as a mentally rejuvenating atmosphere to our members and visitors. Whether you are a scientist hoping to spend time in our research facilities, a science enthusiast or an eager parent from the larger Pune community who wants to enjoy scientific activities or introduce the joy of science to your child, this campus is well equipped to meet your needs. You will find peace and inspiration from our massive varieties of trees, flowers, and birds, as do our students, researchers, and campus residents.