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 the 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.




MSc. and PhD Programmes are admitted based on their performance in interviews carried out by the JNCASR.

E-mail : admissions@jncasr.ac.in
Phone : 91-80-22082777


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.

E-mail : icms@jncasr.ac.in/academic@jncasr.ac.in
Phone : 91-80-22082550 /2777


Short-term Fellowships and Programmes The 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.

E-mail : icms@jncasr.ac.in
Phone : 91-80-22082550


About ICMS
Board Members


ICMS Faculty
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Positions Available




Prof Swapan K Pati and Prof Umesh V Waghmare have been awarded the Sheikh Saqr Senior fellowship in ICMS.

Prof M Eswaramoorthy and Prof Jayanta Haldar have been awarded the Sheikh Saqr Career Award Fellowships.




International Symposium on Solid State Chemistry of Transition Metal Oxides
November 30 - December 01, 2018

Registration will start from August 16, 2018


Winter School-2018
December 3-7, 2018

Registration will start from August 16, 2018




ICMS is located inside the serene and vibrant academic atmosphere of JNCASR campus, a Bangalore based premier research institution.


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