The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali) is a premier institute established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to carry out research in frontier areas of science and to provide quality science education at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level. There are seven IISERs at various parts of India (Mohali, Pune, Kolkata, Bhopal, Trivandrum, Tirupati and Behrampur) and are the next generation research universities in India. Currently, IISER Mohali has over a 1000 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students and postdocs. IISER Mohali was set up in 2007 and is now celebrating its 10 years. For details, please visit www.iisermohali.ac.in.
The Centre for Protein Science, Design and Engineering (CPSDE) at IISER Mohali involved in carrying out cutting-edge research and training in all aspects of protein science, design and engineering, with particular emphasis on studies that have implications for, and applications in, the health/disease-related and energy/biofuels-related biosciences. The centre is a Centre-of-Excellence in Frontier Areas of Science and Technology, funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Mohali is a suburb of the City of Chandigarh in the northern part of India (150 miles north of Delhi). Chandigarh is also known as the City Beautiful located at the foothills of Himalayas. There are several picturesque Himalayan mountain towns near Chandigarh - Shimla, Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala etc. The Chandigarh-Mohali region is modern, with wide boulevards and fast-flowing traffic (Chandigarh was designed by a French architect, Le Corbusier, after India’s independence). The Chandigarh International Airport is located in Mohali - about 8 km (5 miles) from the IISER Mohali campus. The weather in early December is very pleasant: 12°C / 54°F (low) and 20°C / 68°F (high).