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Report 2012-14, 2012 - 2014

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: NI004-1-1-2-1

Content Description

From the Collection:

The collection includes various publications from NCBS since its inception. The NCBS Annual Reports make up most of the collection. But it also includes calendars, diaries, and posters. NCBS Annual reports are dated from 1992 - 2017. (Also see NI-006, which includes TIFR Annual reports between 1945 – 1997). The NCBS annual reports provide an insight into the growth of an institution with the gradual addition of new faculty, lab facilities and equipment. The development of biology as a science can be traced in the advancements made by the faculty and their various collaborations with Institutions all over the world.

The publications do not have a central office at NCBS. Historically, the annual reports have been managed by the administration, the academic office, the Research Development Office (RDO). Since 2018, NCBS has a Communications office and most of the publications will be managed by this unit.

The Communication office advices on brand matters, use of campus logos and related material. It coordinates putting together and publication of Annual reports, calendars and other print material. The Communication office also puts out news and press releases of the latest research work of students and faculty of NCBS that gets published in peer-reviewed journals. The Communication office manages content for the NCBS and InStem Facebook pages and Twitter handles.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2012 - 2014


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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



A new programme in chemical ecology was begun in order to study venoms of native cone shell species. Shannon Olsson, P. Shivaprasad, Ranabir Das and Varada Sundaramurthy joined the NCBS research teams. Professor K.S. Krishnan passed away. Deepak Nair, Madhusudhan Venkadesan and Yamuna Krishnan left the facility. Apurva Sarin was appointed as the new dean at the InStem facility. A new research facility for InStem was in the process of being built. The Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines was started in 2013, partnered by NCBS and the Simons Foundation. The Centre was then made of five research groups. The science and society programme initiated a German Film Festival and an art history lecture series along with hosting its usual activities. Four science journalism workshops had been conducted since the first of its kind in 2011. NCBS had 32 groups and six research areas (htpp:// A new Centre for Brain Development and Repair was started within InStem through funds from the Wadhwani Foundation. Jayashree Ratnam joined the MSc Wildlife program as deputy course director. The Wildlife program was then in its sixth batch. The Southern Laboratories were constructed. They contained a supercomputer centre, a transgenic mouse facility and imaging and spectroscopy devices. A new housing complex was also built. Satyajit Mayor was appointed as the Director and Upinder Bhalla as the Dean of NCBS after the previous director, K. VijayRaghavan, was appointed the secretary of the Department of Biotechnology.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives at NCBS Repository

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