Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to Friday, February 26, 2016

The 3rd Indo-German workshop on the “Advances in Materials, Reactions & Separation Processes” will be jointly organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany, during February 23 – 26, 2016 at IIT Guwahati, India. This is the 3rd edition of the event. The 1st workshop was held at IIT Madras from 18 – 20 February, 2008 and the 2nd workshop was held at Bad Herrenalb, Germany from 20 – 22 February, 2012.

2015 call for proposals for


Max Planck-India Mobility Grants



Junior scientists/postdoc and junior faculty


Deadline: 15 September 2015

General & Funding


Max Planck-India Mobility Grants (formerly Max Planck – DST Visiting Fellowship) are travel grants by which cooperation between young Indian scientists and MPI is to be initiated.

2015 call for proposals for

Max Planck-DST Partner Groups for

postdoc and junior faculty


Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG)


Department of Science & Technology, India (DST)


Deadline 15 September 2015


The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and at various spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizing the physical system, the School encompasses the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented women and men from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organised “DWIH Horizon:  Art Meets Science” exhibition in Kolkata from 10th to 15th March, 2015. The weeklong event included a Higher Education and Research Fair (10th & 11th March) as well as a Photo Exhibition (10th to 15th March) displaying a cultural highlight combined with ample first-hand information on research and innovation in Germany.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) held its 5th Bi-Annual India Heads of Partner Group Meeting at IIT-Madras on 12th - 13th March 2015. The inauguration ceremony held on 12th afternoon at the IC and SR auditorium of IIT Madras was graced by Prof. Ramamurthi, Director, IIT-Madras; Mr. Achim Fabig, German Consul General in Chennai; Mr. Felix Kahle, Head of International Relations, MPG, Administrative Headquarters, Munich and Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Adviser and Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon, Director, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany delivered a public lecture – Seismology of the Sun and Stars – at the opening ceremony which was attended by more than 300 students and faculty of IIT-Madras. The second lecture at the opening ceremony was delivered by Dr.

The German House for Research and Innovation (Deutsches Wissenschafts- und InnovationsHaus – DWIH New Delhi) organised the DWIH Horizon:  Art Meets Science exhibition at Alliance Française Pondichéry from 21st to 26th February. The weeklong event included a Higher Education and Research Fair (21st & 22nd February) as well as a Photo Exhibition (21st – 26th February) to capture the essence of Art and Science under one roof.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Sustainable Development: Mega trends of the 21st Century" will take place from November 19-21, 2015 in Goa.
The Kolleg is organised by Prof. Dr. Manohar V. Badiger.

His contact details are:
Prof. Dr. Manohar V. Badiger
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory
Polymer Science and Engineering Division
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune, Maharashtra 411008


Please note that the Kolleg is not a public event.

Applications are invited for a walk in interview/skype interview to be held on 6th April, 2015 for one post of Research Associate in a DST-MPG funded research project titled “Aminocatalytic New Asymmetric Transformations”.

Candidates are requested to come with a CV and with copies of relevant certificates and documents and report to Dr. Subhas Chandra Pan, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781039(Email: at 10.00 AM on the date of the interview at the chemistry conference room. Alternatively they can send the Skype Id in advance via email to Dr. Pan. Candidates can email their CV before the interview.

The appointment will be on contract basis for one year.

Qualification and Experience:

PhD degree or candidates have submitted PhD thesis

Also, experience of working previously in organic chemistry laboratory is preferred.

International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter

You are a master’s student in #physics, #chemistry, #biology or a related subject and would like to work on a 10-week project together with one of our scientists?

Then apply for the guest student programme of the International Helmholtz Research School of #Biophysics and #SoftMatter.

Financial support that covers accommodation costs and living expenses is provided; a small number of travel grants is also available. Students that have applied or would like to apply for third-party funding and are interested in supervision are welcome to apply as well.

Date: 26 July - 2 October 2015

Locations: Jülich, Bonn, Cologne, and Düsseldorf

Admission deadline: 31 March 2015

Further information: