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Content Enrichment Programme (CEP) with Uttarakhand teachers

The Content Enrichment Programme (CEP) is a one-hour online session focused on in-depth discussions of the topics covered in Phase 1. During CEP, participants collaboratively strengthen their foundational understanding of the topic, incorporating essential basics necessary for the covered topics. Additionally, the progra Read More

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Visit of Rt. Hon'ble Nick Gibb - Minister of State at Department of Education (DfE), UK

Rt. Hon'ble Nick Gibb - Minister of State at Department of Education (DfE), UK visited IISER Pune on June 21, 2023. The major objectives of his visit was

  • Showcase the whole school development, impact and transformative journey of schools and teachers.
  • Testimonials of journey towards enhanced capacity building of ECR and improving the talent pipeline of future researchers through e Read More
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Interaction of Teachers with Entrepreneurs

Building Bridges: A Power-Packed Interaction Between Industry Stalwarts and Teachers of iRISE TDS's 4th batch of Maharashtra Phase II residential workshop on 12th June, 2023 at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.

A remarkable collaboration was witnessed between the visionary industry stalwarts and passionate educators. Together, we are paving the way for a brighter future in educ Read More

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iRISE in Maharashtra

Under the Teachers’ Development Strand, the implementation of the iRISE programme for the teachers in Maharashtra started in November, 2021 in collaboration with Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) , Pune and other Sansthas. We have reached 521 teachers in Phase I in 3 batches and 303 Innovation Champions (ICs) attended the Phase II workshop in 4 different batches at IISER Pune. These ICs will ac Read More

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iRISE in Uttarakhand

The iRISE Teachers Development Strand Phase 1 has been launched in collaboration with SCERT, Uttarakhand, signaling a significant initiative in the state's education sector. The successful completion of Phase 1 by a total of 372 teacher participants, organized into 6 distinct batches and  26 DIET Officers.

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iRISE in Bihar

Under the Teachers’ Development Strand, the implementation of the iRISE programme for the teachers in Bihar started on May 5, 2022, in collaboration with Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), Patna. We have reached 450 teachers Read More

Early Career Researcher Strand

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Capacity Building Workshop for Early Career Researchers @ Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

iRISE Early Career Researcher Development Strand, in collaboration with the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, organized a 3-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Early Career Researchers at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University from March 5-7, 2024. This 3-day workshop aims to enhance the workplace readiness of early career researchers in the fields of academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. It encompassed practical skill-development sessions tailored to each theme, feat Read More

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Capacity Building Workshop for Early Career Researchers @ Savitribai Phule Pune University

iRISE Early Career Researcher Development Strand, in collaboration with the Department of Microbiology, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), organized a 3-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Early Career Researchers at SPPU from 14th - 16th February 2024. This 3-day workshop aims to enhance the workplace readiness of early career researchers in the fields of academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. It encompassed practical skill-development sessions tailored to ea Read More

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Workshop on Design Thinking for Solving Scientific Problems @ CSIR-NCL

The Early Career Researcher's Development Strand of iRISE - Inspiring India in Research, Innovation and STEM Education Programme in collaboration with CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory organized a one-day "Workshop on Design Thinking for Solving Scientific Problems" on December 21st, 2023, at CSIR-NCL Pune. Design thinking expert Dr. Bala Ramadurai (Adjunct Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune) highlighted the significant impact of adopting a human- centri Read More

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Workshop on STEM Based Entrepreneurship @ Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

"The Science Preneurs: Innovate, Iterate, Integrate" took place at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India, on December 11, 2023. Organized by the Early Career Researcher's Development Strand of iRISE in collaboration with Agharkar Research Institute, the session featured Dr. Milind Choudhari, Founder and CEO of WeInnovate Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Milind's journey from being a PhD student to a successful entrepreneur, as he elab Read More

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Workshop on Communicating Science with Policymakers (07 August, 2023)

A one-day workshop for Early Career Researchers on Communicating Science with Policymakers was conducted on 7th August, 2023. There were 31 Ph.D. Scholars who participated in the workshop out of which 15 female participants were present and 16 were male.

Speakers for the workshop were:

Dr. Siuli Mitra: Dr. Mitra has been a science communication practitioner for a little more than five years and is currently a consultant with Vellore’s Chris Read More

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Workshop on Technology Management (07 July, 2023)

A one-day workshop on Technology Management was conducted on 07th July 2023 at IISER, Pune under Early Career Researchers' Strand in iRISE. There were 46 Ph.D. Scholars who participated in the workshop out of which 24 female participants were present and 22 were male.

Speakers for the workshop were:

Dr. Parag Kinge: Wide-ranging experience in R&D, intellectual property and technology transfer management. Has Substantive knowledge of framing, d Read More

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Workshop on Science Communication

One day workshop on Science Communication was held on November 05, 2022 for STEM Ph.D. students under ECR

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Orientation Workshop on Leadership

The Leadership Workshop was held under iRISE on October 10, 2022, at IISER Pune for STEM Early Career Researchers (Ph.D. students) in collaboration with CSIR-NCL. Total number of participants were 20 where 60 % were male and 40 % female.

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Orientation Workshop on Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management

An orientation workshop on IP & KM was held on Sept 10, 2022 for STEM Ph.D. students under ECR

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Unboxing a Startup Workshop

Unboxing a startup workshop was held at the Indian Institute of Technology -Gandhinagar, Gujarat. For Early career researchers, the world of entrepreneurship can seem like an unfamiliar landscape. However, with the right guidance & tools, it is possible to navigate this terrain. The workshop was facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs who shared their insights and practical tips on how to Read More

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Workshop on IP and Knowledge Management

As many as 31 STEM Ph.D. students from Pune, Baroda, Dhule, Nashik, and Ahmednagar took part in the workshop on “Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management” held on 28 September, 2022 at IISER Pune under iRISE programme. Out of them 64% were females.


The workshop focused on IP strategies, IP types, IP documentation, Patent drafting, IP and Technology Commercialization, Organizational IP strategies, and var Read More

Thought Leadership Forum

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Thought Leadership on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Given the impact of the pandemic on global health and well-being, anti- microbial resistance (AMR) has been identified as the lead theme for the TLF. The forum will be jointly chaired by Sir Tom Blundell and Prof N. K. Ganguly.

Sir Thomas Leon Blundell, (FRS FRSC FMedSci MAE) is a British biochemist, structural biologist, and science administrator. He was a member of the team of Dorothy Hodgkin that solved i Read More

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Chair and Co-Chair of TLF on Sustainability

Presently an Honorary Professor and INSA Senior Scientist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Dr S. Sivaram is an Indian polymer chemist, inventor, institution-builder and a former director of the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He is known for pioneering work and holds the highest number of US patents by an Indian working outside the US. He is one of the most decorated scientists in India and was awarded D.Sc. (honoris causa) by Purdue& Read More

CxO Forum

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CxO Forum on 'Innovation as a Driver of Growth and Excellence'

iRISE CxO Forum 2023 was organized on August 29, 2023, at IISER Pune. This year’s theme was ‘Innovation as a Driver of Growth and Excellence’. It was chaired by Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman of the Pune-based premier engineering firm Forbes Marshall, Past President of the Con Read More

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Interaction with Visionary Industry Stalwarts

Building Bridges: A Power-Packed Interaction Between Industry Stalwarts and Teachers held on 12th June, 2023 at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.

A remarkable collaboration was witnessed between the visionary industry stalwarts and passionate educators. Together, we are paving the way for a brighter future in education.

Thanks to Mr. Amit Paranjap Read More

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