Communique

Our Toppers Unplugged

Keshav Aggarwal My second semester started on a high note. Probably because I had smoothly gelled into the system, and partly because I had become more open minded. The start saw my perspective widening in all respects. I started liking biology also! The courses offered were very interesting. Among many things, I studied genetics and […]

What makes IISERs different? – Mohit Satish Tanga

What makes IISERs different? – Mohit Satish Tanga

If we were to compare, a rather small number of young Indians choose pure science over technology as a career option. Technical institutes were created to produce world-class technocrats on a large scale and they managed to draw the attention of the masses. The technical institutes produced minds which catered to the technological requirements of […]

From the Editor’s Desk – Mohit Satish Tanga

From the Editor’s Desk – Mohit Satish Tanga

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali completed its first academic year in April 2008. This past one and a half years have been eventful and interesting because we, the first batch were the lucky ones to see and participate in the building of an institution. New challenges and great opportunities awaited […]

Message from the Dean (Academics)-Kapil Hari Paranjape

Dear Editors, I am happy to see that the magazine has been published containing diverse contributions on a vareity of topics. On the one hand it shows that there is more to IISER’s activities than academics. On the other hand, prospective faculty and students will see this as an academic community that has a wide […]

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

I am delighted to see that the students have come forward to produce Manthan 2010, in hard copy. The last edition was confined to e-space. I hope the current one will reach the desks of every individual involved in IISER Mohali. Gone are the days when a scientist was caricatured as bearded, confined to the […]

IISER Mohali at IIT Mumbai Techfest – 2009

After six months of passionate work, our team comprising Vinit Kumar, Mehreen Khaleel, Nitish Tayal and Abhilasha Joshi mentored by Dr. Manash Kumar Paul made it to the finals of the Tech-fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). Our experience at IITB will always remain a memorable one. It was a pleasure to see […]

Incredible Science in India – Dr Sathyamurthy

Dear Students, I have a dream. A dream to build IISER Mohali as a premier academic institute striving to attain excellence in science.  This is possible only if you all share the same dream. This Institute is not yet another institute set up by the Government of India. It is special. Special for all of […]

Message from Dean (Students)

Message from Dean (Students)

One fine morning a group of students came to me saying that they intended to bring out a ‘Student magazine’ comprising of general articles,poems, short stories etc. I was so thrilled with their resolve that I immediately responded, “please go ahead; sooner the better and let it be a student’s magazine in the true sense […]