Director's Message

Thank you for visiting the web site of Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR). PPISR has been established by H. H. Sri Vibudhesha Teertha Swamiji with the aim of nurturing and promoting original curiosity driven fundamental research in the basic sciences as well as the applied sciences and it is being enthusiastically carried forward by the present Chairman of PPISR H. H. Vishwapriya Teertha Swamiji.  I had the privilege of taking this responsibility as the Director of this Institute from 15th February 2010 onwards.  It gives me immense satisfaction that over the years; the Institute has made tremendous progress in many areas.  It has now become an academy of innovative science and applied research. PPISR is climbing the ladder of success steadily in a highly competitive scientific research and is coming into limelight on the national and international stage by maintaining the uniqueness in the research field. The Institute has chosen contemporary frontier areas of research in the fields of materials science and catalysis, biological science and theoretical Sciences. PPISR is successfully forging ahead a fruitful academia-industry partnership by innovating, designing and developing novel multifunctional materials that have wide-ranging applications in catalysis, nanotechnology etc. Since its inception, the Institute has published 174 research papers in international peer reviewed journals in all above areas of sciences. 

We have taken up several industry projects sponsored by GTC Technology, USA,  Shell India Pvt Ltd, HPCL R&D, etc.  Several new areas of research have been initiated through the government agencies sponsored project like DBT, DST, VGST, BRNS & DRDO etc. We have taken several collaborations with reputed institutions from both India and abroad. 

The science outreach programmes with an aim of Today’s Science for Tomorrow’s scientist have been successfully conducted with our Poornaprajna School students in Bengaluru in order to create interest in basic science in young minds. We are also provided opportunities for young talented students to carry out research projects for MSc and MTech students.

Based on our ongoing research projects, many of our students and faculty members have presented research papers at various National and International Conferences and have won best presentation awards. Several distinguished Professors and scientists from both India and abroad visited our Institute and have given lectures.

The infrastructure is being constantly upgraded to meet the academic requirement for carrying out scientific activities.

.We were able to achieve these developments with the unstinted support and blessings from H H Sri Vishwapriya Theertha Swamiji and also enthusiastic support from the management of Admar Mutt Education Foundation and Trustee members, and also with the support of all faculty members, students, and staff of PPISR.

 

Dr. A. B. Halgeri
Director