The idea behind setting up these IISERs was clear: improve the quality of education and research in basic sciences, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary areas. Science cannot be compartmentalized. For historical reasons, physics, chemistry, botany and zoology emerged as sub-disciplines of science. It is time to view Nature in its entirety, understand its simplicity and complexity, and reap benefits for humanity using technology.
IISERs: emerging science universities of India