Division of Interdisciplinary Research

Chair: Prof. Govindan Rangarajan

31 Faculty members
12 Fellowships of Science and Engineering Academies in India
301 PhD students
95 Master’s students
6 PhD students graduated in 2014
30 Master’s students graduated in 2014

Core Research Areas

Interdisciplinarity is the characteristic feature of the research carried out in this Division. Specific research areas are: Bioengineering, Urban Infrastructure and Transportation, Nanoscale Materials, Nano Devices and Systems, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Optimization, Public Policy, Energy, Water, Internet of Things, Distributed Sensing, Computer Systems, Computational Science, Data Sciences and Bioinformatics.


Interdisciplinary research has emerged as a crucial part of the research landscape in recent years. By breaking down departmental barriers, interdisciplinary research facilitates novel breakthroughs that may not be possible within the confines of a particular discipline. The Division of Interdisciplinary Research has a wide range of Departments/Centres with the common theme of a strong interdisciplinary focus.

Research Snapshots

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Departments under this division