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About the School

School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SAIS) at IACS has been founded in May 2018 by reorganization of the erstwhile Polymer Science Unit, Center for Advanced Material, Director’s Research Unit and Organic Chemistry as part of the Academic Reform at IACS. Scientists from the Technical Research Center at IACS and recipient of DST Ramanujan Fellowship are also affiliated to the School. Current research activities at SAIS span over wide-ranging emerging interdisciplinary topics of Science and Technology including Soft Matter, Polymer and Supramolecular Science, Colloidal Science, Electronics and Photonics, Liquid Crystals, Drug Delivery, Chemical Biology, Environmental Science and others.

Faculties and Scientists at SAIS are committed to provide the highest quality of research training to the graduate students and postdoctoral research associates in the cutting edge research topics. SAIS has top class instrumentation and other facilities to address challenging research problems in the cross-disciplines of Science and Technology. They are very well funded by a number of extra-mural governmental and industrial project and recognized in the national and international community for their extraordinary research contribution.

SAIS, in collaboration with the School of Chemical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences and School of Material Sciences, offers two years Master of Science (MS) programme in Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences. The programme aims to educate students in the up-and-coming areas of sciences by combining contemporary topics in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. After successful completion of the course, the MS degrees will be conferred either on Applied Chemistry, Applied Biology or Applied Physics (corroborating with the subject in which a particular candidate had the Bachelor’s degree) with specialization in emerging topics including: (a) Biomedical Science; (b) Green Chemistry; (c) Polymer Science and Soft Matter; (d) Natural Products and Indian Ancient Medicine and (e) Sustainability and Energy. After successful completion of the course, students will be well prepared to enter into a doctoral programme in any of these highly important and promising areas of research, either in the institute or elsewhere. The programme is also expected to be highly beneficial for job opportunities in Industry as it offers adequate training (including substantial laboratory experience during the year-long master’s project) on topics which are of direct relevance to the interest of the Industries.