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 establish it. The Centre was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on December 3, 2008 by then Honourable Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh.
An important and unique activity of ICMS is to provide global research opportunities and to support international exchange programmes.
ICMS is a constituent of the School of Advanced Materials, JNCASR.
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