Celebration of the first issue of 100th volume of the Journal of IISc
IIScPress books and gift presented to The Honorable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to IISc, on 24 Oct 2017
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IIScPress published textbooks, research monographs, biographies, popular science books, and other book of interest to science, engineering, and technology. It also published snippets and flyers that describe the history of IISc.
This book is a compendium to portray the flora and plant wealth in the Indian Institute of Science campus. 700 and odd taxa are presented in two volumes with photographs: Volume I showcases trees, palms, woody climbers, shrubs, herbs, succulents, cacti and orchids. Volume II covers trees, shrubs, trailers and climbers, herbs, grasses, sedges and cat-tails, plants of water and marsh, flowering parasites, non flowering seed plants and lower groups.
This book is important because it is the first textbook in an area that has become very popular in recent times. There are around 250 research groups in crystal engineering worldwide today. The subject has been researched for around 40 years but there is still no textbook at the level of senior undergraduates and beginning PhD students. This book is expected to fill this gap. The writing is simple, with an adequate number of exercises and problems, and the diagrams are easy to understand. This book consists major areas of the subject, including organic crystals and co-ordination polymers, and can easily form the basis of a 30 to 40 lecture course for senior undergraduates.
This important book is an autobiographical account of doing scientific research in India. It provides an insight to the perseverance of a scientist from a developing country. His relentless pursuit of excellence in chemistry for more than half a century is a remarkable source of inspiration to young scientists facing modern-day challenges.

In the last couple of decades, the field of biomaterials science and tissue engineering is at the frontier of research and innovation, considering the number of scientific discoveries and their potential impact in treating human diseases. This topical area has been the focus of this textbook.

This book discusses the subject of fluid mechanics in detail, and provides an in-depth treatment of the governing equations and engineering-related applications.
This volume starts by presenting a detailed summary of the governing equations including kinematics and balance laws. In presenting this summary, particular emphasis is placed on relatively recent topics such as restrictions imposed by the second law of thermodynamics, material frame-indifference, etc
This Book Presents several advanced Topics including forth-order tensors, differentiation of Tensors, Exponential and Logarithmic tensors, and their application to nonlinear Elasticity.
“…visually attractive, readable and accessible…” - Ramachandra Guha, Historian
“IISc founding director's autobiography offers a rare glimpse into the past” - Divya Shekhar, The Economic Times, 20 February 2017
Journal  of Indian Institute of Science Vol. 97 No.2:  (Apr. - Jun. 2017) 'Crystallography as a Probe of Structure and Function' Guest Editor: Gautam R Desiraju release by Dr Chidambaram at IUCr 2017. 

The majority of IT projects necessitate the incorporation of domain knowledge into working software. This knowledge needs to be consistently managed across the project’s activities and outputs. This book assesses how two well-known software development methodologies – Waterfall and Agile – attempt to meet this challenge.
An alternative model, the Project Knowledge Model (PKM), is put forward. The model scopes the knowledge relevant to the project into a specified number of data points assisting in its digitisation. It establishes a connection between enterprise knowledge and project knowledge for continuous improvement and accelerated project delivery. It can assist existing methodologies in managing knowledge better and has been further developed into a new methodology: Knowledge Driven Development (KDD).

The primary goal of this text book is that any student (beginner), even one who has never heard of the subject, should be able to learn what ultrafast spectroscopy is, why optics related to the subject requires special attention, how to use the basic ideas of the subject in laboratory-based ultrafast spectroscopy experiments, and how to interpret the experimental observations. The level of mathematics is suitably selected in the book so that any student with basic knowledge of algebra, differentiation and integration would comfortably go through the book. As chemists often tend to see the physical picture of a mathematical formula, significant discussion on the meaning of mathematical expressions used in the text is included.


IIScPress, established in 2008 in the centenary year of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore publishes books, journals, magazines, newsletters, etc. for general public, in addition to informatory books for IIScians.

IISc is a research and post-graduate educational institution known for its science and technology research in India and worldwide. The principal mission of IIScPress is to bring quality books at affordable prices for helping Indian post-graduate education in science and engineering.

Books published by the IIScPress are of different kinds: collected works of distinguished scientists, research monographs, textbooks, biographies, popular science books, and general books. More information about these books is available under respective heads.

ICLS: IISc Centenary Lectures Series
IRMS: IISc Research Monographs Series
ICLS: IISc Lecture Notes Series
IPSS: IISc Popular Science Series
Other books: Biographies and general books

IIScPress publishes some books on its own and co-publishes other books in partnership with other publishers. Several books were published in collaboration with World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC)from 2008 and 2013. WSPC was established in 1981. It is a leading publishing company in science, technology, and medicine, with its world headquarters in Singapore.

In 2013, IIScPress signed a co-publishing agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP). CUP, established in 1584, is the world’s oldest publisher and the second largest university press. It publishes about 2500 books and 200 journals every year. See the following link for information about collaborative agreement between IIScPress and CUP.

IIScPress co-publishing agreement with Cambridge University Press

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