ICMS is the first international centre of its kind devoted to high impact, interdisciplinary scientific
research, education and extension activity in materials science, established in the confines of a
scientific cum educational institution. The Centre was envisaged by the Department of Science and
Technology (DST), Government of India. The plans to establish the Centre got crystallized in 2007, with
the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research taking the lead and necessary steps to
The Centre was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on December 3, 2008 by the Honourable Prime Minister of India -
Dr. Manmohan Singh. His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka-Mr. Rameshwar Thakur, Chief Minister-
Mr. B. S. Yeddyurappa, and DST Secretary- Dr. T. Ramasami were present.
An important and unique activity of ICMS is to provide global research opportunities and to support international exchange programmes.
MSc. and PhD Programmesare
admitted based on their performance in interviews carried out by the JNCASR.
PG Diploma in Materials Science a two semester (one year) Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Materials Science is meant for students who have completed their Msc. and teachers from colleges and universities. A Post Graduate Diploma degree certificate will be awarded at the end of successful completion of this programme. Only a limited number of candidates will be selected based on the recommendation of a selection committee. The applications with CV may be sent to the ICMS Coordination office.
Short-term Fellowships and ProgrammesThe centre offers short term visiting fellowships under various collaborative agreements and programmes with other institutions. The visiting period may vary from one month to six months The visiting fellows will be associated with the ICMS faculty and Associate faculty to carry out research work.