Founded in 1934 by Sir C V Raman the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore was registered as a Society on 27 April 1934 with the main objective of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science. The Academy began functioning with 65 Founding Fellows and the formal inauguration took place at the Indian Institute of Science.
On the same afternoon its first general meeting of Fellows was held during which Sir C V Raman was elected President and the draft resolution of the Academy was adopted.
In the same month of 1934, the first issue of the Academy’s earliest publication was published. The Academy from its very beginnings has taken great interest and initiative in publishing science research and today publishes 10 science journals in different disciplines, uses an online submission and review management system that’s trackable, papers are peer reviewed and published content is made available online and open access.
The Academy’s contribution to science and society is also reflected through its policies, values and its range of activities which include:
The Academy Fellowship ⚫
Annual and Mid-Year Meetings ⚫
Science Education Programmes ⚫
Sponsorship of Discussion Meetings ⚫
Glass Snail- Medium green with golden shell, hand sculpted glass ⚫
Repository of Scientific Publications of Academy Fellows ⚫
Oral History Archives ⚫
Committee on Scientific Values ⚫
Raman Chair Professorship ⚫
Jubilee Chair Professorship ⚫
Publications of the Academy ⚫
Contributions to Science Policy