Call for Nominations for “TWAS YOUNG AFFILIATESHIP 2022” and “TWAS REGIONAL AWARDS 2022 in the subject area “Science Diplomacy”

About TWAS

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in developing countries is an autonomous international organization founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world under the leadership of Noble laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. It was officially launched as the “Third World Academy of Sciences” by the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1985.

TWAS’s mission is to  promote  scientific  capacity  and  excellence for  sustainable  development  in  the South.

The Academy’s membership consists of Fellows and Associate Fellows representing the world’s most  distinguished  scientists: Fellows are citizens of the South; Associate Fellows are  citizens  of  the  North who were either born in thc South or have made  significant contributions to the advancement of science in the South. At  present, TWAS currendy has 1,116 members from 90 countries, 73 of which are developing countries. Fellows living arid working in the South represent 85 percent of the membership.

In 1991, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) assumed responsibility for administering TWAS’s funds and staff. Since its inception, TWAS’s expenses have largely been covered by generous contributions from the Italian government. In ]anuary 2004, the Italian  government  passed  a law that ensures permanent funding tor the Academy’s operations. Representatives of the ltalian government and UNESCO sit on TWAS’s Steering Committee, which meets  annually to discuss  financial matters.

TWAS has established a few National Chapters in different countries. These Chapters meet to discuss issues of common concern including the role of sustainable development. The Chapters also enables scientists involved with TWAS Research Grants and Fellowship Programmes to link to their nation wider scientific communities.

TWAS has established 5 Regional Offices to enable to organise various programmes for the promotion of science in the developing worlds. These offices cover : (a) Latin American and Carribean region, (b) East and South East Asia and Pacific region, (c) Central and South Asia regions, (d)Arab region and (e) Sub Saharan African region.



About us

Prof V Krishnan
The TWAS Central and South Asia regional Partner (TWAS) was established at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, during 2003, by an Agreement between The Academy of Sciences for the Third World (TWAS), Trieste, Italy & Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
The TWASCASAREP was established recognizing the importance of strengthening cooperation and reinforcing the impact of TWAS’s activities in Central and South Asia. The TWAS Regional partner shall organize periodic meetings of TWAS members, Symposia, conference, The TWASCASAREP has a dedicated website . The activities of TWASCASAREP shall be published in TWAS Newsletters.
The TWAS Central and South Asia regional Partner covers following 15 countries. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, laJikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a total of 296 fellows of TWAS.


The Academy of Sciences for The Developing World (hereinunder referred to as TWAS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (herein under referred to as JNCASR), recognizing the importance of strengthening cooperation and reinforcing the impact of TWAS’s activities in Central and South Asia, hereby agree to the following;

1. ]NCASR shall host the TWAS by providing secretarial and administrative assistance and office space. It shall coordinate efforts to promote the activities of TWAS and its affiliated organizations in Central and South Asia region, including training fellowships, grants, awards, networks, as recommended in the Academy’s current and future strategic plans.

2. In particular, the Regional Partner shall:
(i) enhance the visibility of TWAS among young and promising scientists, policy —makers and media through, for example, the organization of public lectures, discussion meetings, television programmes and local newspapers /magazines;
(ii) identify eminent scientists in the region and nominate them for TWAS membership and awards;
(iii) assess the vitality and effectiveness of TWAS ‘s activities in the region;
(iv) organize activities in areas of science and technology of critical importance to the region;

3. Activities of Regional Partner shall include periodic meetings of TWAS members, TWAS symposia and lectures and the creation of a website to be linked to the TWAS homepage, Reports of activities of Regional Offices shall be published in the TWAS Newsletter and website.




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Call for Nomination

    • Call for applications -TWAS Fellowships in Pakistan
      1. For the Postgraduate programme (Click here)
      2. For the for Postdoctoral programme (Click here)

Learning Material



Development, Formatting, Production of print-ready copies at ETU Education Technology Unit has developed and produced print-ready copies at ETU.

Books produced in English and Kannada are: Understanding Chemistry by Prof. C.N.R. Rao
Learning Science- Part 1 to 4 by Indumati Rao & C.N. R. Rao
Vignyana Kaliyona - Samputa 1 to Samputa 4 by Indumati Rao and C.N.R. Rao

Contact Information

Prof. V. Krishnan

Coordinator, TWAS-CASAREP

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Bangalore, India
Tel: +91-80-22082759
Fax: +91-80-22082766 / 22082768

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