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In line with the institute's visionIISER Pune believes in active participation of all stakeholders. The Deans play important roles in formulating and implementing institute policies, and ensure smooth functioning of their respective domains.
See our Internal Leadership page for other office bearers.
Following are the Deans currently holding office:
            Research and Development
            International Relations and Outreach
Dean, Research and Development

Prof. Sanjeev Galande

Prof. Galande is a biologist with many accolades to his credit, including SS Bhatnagar Prize and GD Birla Award. He is a fellow of all three national science academies of India.

As Dean, Research and Development, Prof. Galande plays a role in strategic planning of future directions of the institute. His inputs are important in establishing new focus areas of research, exploring fund raising and endowment opportunities, developing central research facilities, interfacing with industry and supporting international academic partnerships.

Prof. Galande's research focusses on epigenetics and chromatin biology. His group is trying to understand regulation of gene expression, and nuclear organization and function using various model systems.  Click here to know more about his research.

Prof. Sanjeev Galande

Dean, Academics

Prof. Bhas Bapat

Prof. Bhas Bapat is a physicist and an avid and popular teacher. He has won several academic and research awards. He  has also been active in public as well as educational outreach, particularly through his association with the Eklavya foundation.

In his role as Dean, Academics, Prof. Bapat looks after all academic programmes of IISER Pune, including the flagship BS-MS programme, the PhD programme and the integrated PhD programme. He is involved in coordination of admissions as well as exams, curriculum design and implementation, and provision of all required classroom and laboratory facilities. He is responsible for adhering to high academic standards and ensuring over-all development of all students. He is assisted by four Associate Deans (two for Doctoral Studies and two for Undergraduate Studies).

Prof. Bhas Bapat studies atomic collisions and molecular fragmentation. His group also specialises in designing and building sophisticated instruments for advanced physics experiments. Click here to know more about his research.
Dean, Faculty

Prof. Pinaki Talukdar

Prof. Pinaki Talukdar is an organic chemist. Known for his work on design and synthesis of bio-functional molecules, he has won several awards including the CRSI Bronze Medal, DBT National Bioscience Award and more.

In his role as Dean, Faculty, Prof Talukdar is involved in faculty recruitments - screening and appointment of new faculty. He is responsible for expanding the research base of the institute by attracting faculty from varied disciplines and is involved in providing administrative support and mentorship to facilitate professional development of faculty members.

Prof. Talukdar's research area of interest is design of functional molecules for applications in chemistry and biology, and development of new methods of organic synthesis. Click here to know more about his research.
    Prof Pinaki Talukdar
Dean, International Relations and Outreach

Prof. Harinath Chakrapani

Prof. Harinath Chakrapani is an organic chemist. He is a CRSI Young Scientist Awardee and has been a DBT Innovative Young Biotechnology Fellow.

As Dean, International Relations and Outreach he is involved in developing and implementing IISER Pune's international strategic plan, and identifying and managing strategic partnerships. His responsibilities include developing outreach goals and managing institutional and educational outreach. He also looks after alumni activities and their engagement with the institute.

Prof. Chakrapani works in the area of redox chemical biology. His lab works on the design and synthesis of small molecule tools to study redox-active species that play important roles in disease biology. Click here to know more about his research.
    Dr. Harinath Chakrapani
Dean, Student Activities

Dr. Shivprasad Patil

Dr. Shivprasad Patil is a physicist. He is holds a Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowhship, given to young faculty members for research.

Dr. Patil's work as Dean involves handling all student activities. It includes coordination between academic and extra-curricular pursuits of students, resolving issues related to hostel, dining, and other recreational and co-curricular facilities. HIs role is to create infrastructure and atmosphere that will promote balanced and all-round development of students.

Dr. Patil works on nano-mechanics. His group uses atomic force microscopy to study single molecular interactions and is trying to develop new techniques to understand molecular level processes. Click here to know more about his research.