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More Than 500 Scientists, Academics Express Dismay at IISc Cancelling Talk on UAPA

"If the institute is unwilling to permit peaceful discussions on constitutional questions, it is hard to see how it can foster a spirit of critical inquiry that is necessary for scientific work," the letter says.

New Delhi: More than 500 scientists, academics and concerned citizens have written a letter to the Indian Institute of Science’s director Govindan Rangarajan expressing dismay at the administration’s decision to stop a discussion on the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The discussion, titled “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Prisons and the Criminal Justice System”, was to be led by Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita on June 28. Narwal and Kalita are student activists who were accused by the Delhi police in the Delhi riots “conspiracy” case and booked under UAPA.

IISc’s registrar on June 27 “abruptly” cancelled the event, which was to be held at the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). The student-organisers of the event then decided to hold an informal interaction outside the Sarvam complex, but the security team was dispatched to disperse the gathering. After the intervention of faculty members, the security team backtracked.

The letter highlights that the Delhi high court, while granting bail to Narwal and Kalita, noted that “in its anxiety to suppress dissent … the State has blurred the line between the constitutionally guaranteed ‘right to protest’ and ‘terrorist activity’. If such blurring gains traction, democracy would be in peril.”

“We believe that it is important for members of IISc to hear about Natasha and Devangana’s experience and to reflect on the laws that were used to incarcerate them. Regardless of one’s perspective, such discussions are crucial in a functioning democracy and IISc, as an academic institution, is ideally positioned to host them. Conversely, if the institute is unwilling to permit peaceful discussions on constitutional questions, it is hard to see how it can foster a spirit of critical inquiry that is necessary for scientific work,” the letter says.

By cancelling the discussion, the administration has “damaged IISc’s reputation, both within the country and internationally”, the signatories said, adding that “urgent corrective measures” should be taken to ensure that members of IISc remain free to express and discuss a range of ideas, both about science, and about the society that we live in.

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30 June 2023

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan
Director
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Dear Prof. Rangarajan,

We are a group of scientists and academics. Our group includes members of IISc, alumni and well-wishers of IISc from other institutions.

We are writing to express our dismay at the actions taken by the IISc administration to stop a discussion on the “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Prisons and the Criminal Justice System” that was to be led by Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita on 28 June.

We understand that this event was initially planned as a talk at the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) that had been approved by the CCE chair. On 27 June, the Registrar of IISc abruptly canceled permission for the talk. This led the student-organizers of the event to replace the talk with an informal interaction outside the Sarvam complex. At this point, the administration dispatched members of the security team to disperse this informal gathering. It was only after the intervention of members of the IISc faculty that the security team backtracked.

Natasha and Devangana are activists who participated in the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act. In 2020, they were arrested under the UAPA and accused of being part of a “larger conspiracy” in the Delhi riots case. However, while releasing them on bail, the Delhi High court noted that “in its anxiety to suppress dissent … the State has blurred the line between the constitutionally guaranteed ‘right to protest’ and ‘terrorist activity’. If such blurring gains traction, democracy would be in peril.” Their bail was recently upheld by the Supreme Court.

We believe that it is important for members of IISc to hear about Natasha and Devangana’s experience and to reflect on the laws that were used to incarcerate them. Regardless of one’s perspective, such discussions are crucial in a functioning democracy and IISc, as an academic institution, is ideally positioned to host them. Conversely, if the institute is unwilling to permit peaceful discussions on constitutional questions, it is hard to see how it can foster a spirit of critical inquiry that is necessary for scientific work.

The actions of the administration reflect poorly on its commitment to upholding academic freedom and democratic values. They have damaged IISc’s reputation, both within the country and internationally. We hope that you will take urgent corrective measures and ensure that members of IISc remain free to express and discuss a range of ideas, both about science, and about the society that we live in.

Signatures

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1. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
2. Alok Laddha, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Faculty
3. Samriddhi Sankar Ray, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
4. Rahul Varman, Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), Faculty
5. Vaibhav Vaish, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Mohali), Faculty
6. Ravinder Banyal, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Faculty
7. Vinod John. Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
8. Venu Madhav Govindu, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
9. Sanjit Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
10. Sumilan Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
11. Shairik Sengupta, IISC, Student
12. Ashik H, ICTS, Student
13. Ashley Tellis, Independent Researcher, Other
14. Avideep Mukherjee, IIT Kanpur, Student
15. Suchetan Das, IISC, Postdoctoral fellow
16. Ananyo Maitra, CNRS and CY Cergy Paris Universite, Faculty
17. Arshed Nabeel, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Student
18. Umang Bhat, Indian Institute of Science, Student
19. RWIK DHARMAPAL BANERJEE, UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW, Student
20. Biswajit Sarkar, BOKU, Vienna, Postdoctoral fellow
21. Pratik Roy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Postdoctoral fellow
22. Sourav Roychowdhury, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Postdoctoral fellow
23. Parameswaran Ajith, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
24. Rahul Siddharthan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, Faculty
25. Sayid Mondal, CYCU, Taiwan, Postdoctoral fellow
26. Pranav Minasandra, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz, Germany, Student
27. Manoj Puravankara, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Faculty
28. Prateek Sharma, IISc, Faculty
29. Amber Habib, Shiv Nadar IoE, Faculty
30. Mamta, Indian Institute of Technology kanpur, Student
31. Parthapratim Mahapatra, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Student
32. Surjadipta De Sarkar, Indian Institute of Science, Student
33. Vinod Vyasulu, Retired, Faculty
34. Anindya Sinha, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Faculty
35. Dibyajyoti Chakravarti, TCG CREST, Kolkata, Postdoctoral fellow
36, Bodhayan Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Faculty
37. Nissim Kanekar, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, Faculty
38. Chandan Dalawat, HRI (retd), Faculty
39. Edwin Lobo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Student
40. Swastik C, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Student
41. Sandeep Kumar Kataria, SJTU, Postdoctoral fellow
42. Riddhi Shah, JNU, Faculty
43. Rana Barua, Indian Statistical Institute, Other
44. Partha Pratim Roy, Center for Physics Education Research Kolkata, Faculty
45. Arpan Kundu, IMSC, Chennai, Student
46. Sayali Bhatkar, TIFR, Postdoctoral fellow
47. Aritra Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Science, Student
48. Writabrata Bhattacharya, IIM CALCUTTA, Student
49. Varun Sahni, IUCAA, Other
50. Aradhita Chattopadhyaya, Dublin institute for advanced studies, Postdoctoral fellow
51. Sudipta Bandyopadhyay, University of Calcutta, Faculty
52. Saptarshi Paul, IIT Kanpur, Student
53. Agnivo Sarkar, HRI Allahabad, Postdoctoral fellow
54. Inzemamul Haque, IIT Kanpur, Postdoctoral fellow
55. Pratik Jadhav, IISc, Student
56. Om Damani, IIT Bombay, Faculty
57. Himanshu Badhani, IMSc Chennai, Student
58. Sumathi Rao, International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
59. Sumantra Sarkar, IISc, Faculty
60. B Ananthanarayan, Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
61. Arup Kumar Sen, Serampore College, Other
62. Saptarshi Mandal, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Faculty
63. Raghavendra Nyshadham, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
64. BOBBY EZHUTHACHAN, RKMVERI, Faculty
65. Tanmoy Bera, IISc, Student
66. K. J. Joy, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Other
67. Alokmay Datta, University of Calcutta, Other
68. Dr.Suhas Kolhekar, National Alliance of People’s Movements(NAPM), Other
69. R Srinivasan Prof (Retd), IIM Bangalore, Faculty
70. Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay, IISER Mohali (opinion is personal), Faculty
71. Kalyan Kundu, Retd.professor Institute of Physics BBS 751005, Other
72. Adhip Agarwala, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
73. Vivek Kumar Mehta, Tezpur University, Faculty
74. Saumav Kapoor, ICTS, Student
75. Ishan Agarwal, TWF, Mumbai, Other
76. Omkar Shetye, ICTS, Student
77. Saikat Ghosh, IIT-K, Faculty
78. Ranjan Laha, IISc, Faculty
79. Sarbajaya Kundu, University of Florida, Postdoctoral fellow
80. Jaydeep Kumar Basak, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, Postdoctoral fellow
81. Suranjan Sinha, Independent researcher, former Delhi University academic., Other
82. Swagato K. Ray, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Faculty
83. Utsav, ISI, Kolkata, Faculty
84. Kishor Govinda, SJRI, Other
85. Diptarup Nandi, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Postdoctoral fellow
86. Koushik Dutta, IISER, Kolkata, Faculty
87. Aditya Kumar Sharma, ICTS, Student
88. H Singh, IIIT, Faculty
89. Subroto Mukerjee, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Faculty
90. Abhishek Dhar, ICTS-TIFR, Faculty
91. Sriram ganeshan, Ccny, Faculty
92. Sharad Lele, ATREE, Faculty
93. Rohini Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
94. Ranjini Bandyopadhyay, Raman Research Institute, Faculty
95. Kapil, IISc, Student
96. Rumi, University of Calcutta, Student
97. Nilanjan Bondyopadhaya, Visva-Bharati University, Faculty
98. Aniket Sule, HBCSE-TIFR, Faculty
99. Navin Kashyap, IISc, Faculty
100. Swagato Chatterjee, Queen Mary University of London, Faculty
101. Malabika Majumdar, Retd from DU, Faculty
102. Yadavindu Ajit, IGIDR, Mumbai, Student
103. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
104. Imrankhan, IISER Pune, Student
105. SABANA SHABNAM, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, Postdoctoral fellow
106. DURGA PRASAD DUVVURI, Professional self employed, Other
107. Vinayak Raj, IIT Kanpur, Student
108. Abu Anand, University of Toronto, Student
109. Brinda Adige, Ananya Mahila Okkutta, Other
110. Vineeta Bal, IISER, Pune, Faculty
111. Abhijit Majumder, IIT Bombay, Faculty
112. N D Hari Dass, IMSc Chennai, Other
113. Dvij Mankad, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Student
114. Madhusudhan Raman, Delhi University, Faculty
115. Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University, Faculty
116. Arnab Rai Choudhuri, IISc, Faculty
117. Sunil Mukhi, CERN, Geneva, Other
118. Debjani Sengupta, IP College, DU, Faculty
119. Mudasir Yatoo, Imperial College London, Postdoctoral fellow
120. Sreedevi R, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral fellow
121. Subir Sarkar, University of Oxford, Faculty
122. Virendra Singh, IIT Bombay, Faculty
123. Jyotirmoy, BGI, Bayreuth, Postdoctoral fellow
124. Aurnab Ghose, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Faculty
125. Debrup Chakraborty, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
126. Biswajit Nag, TIFR, Mumbai, Student
127. Kuldeep Kumar Pal, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, Student
128. SUBIMAN KUNDU, Retired Professor from IIT Delhi, Other
129. Dwiji Guru, The Millet Foundation; Alumnus of Univ. of B’luru, Mysuru, Minnesota, Other
130. Nirupam Roy, IISc, Faculty
131. K Subramaniam, HBCSE, TIFR, Faculty
132. Debashis Ghoshal, JNU New Delhi, Faculty
133. Manu Akavoor, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Postdoctoral fellow
134. Sanjib Sabhapandit, Raman Research Institute, Faculty
135. Kinjal Banerjee, BITS Goa, Faculty
136. Kala G Pradeep, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Other
137. Deepak Malghan, IIM Bangalore, Faculty
138. Bittu K R, Ashoka University, Faculty
139. Shashank, NISER Bhubaneswar, Postdoctoral fellow
140. Subhojoy Gupta, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
141. Bala Iyer, ICTS-TIFR, Other
142. Subhro Bhattacharjee, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
143. Manjunath Krishnapur, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
144. Shashank Saumya, NISER, Student
145. Satyaki, IISER K, Faculty
146. Ankan Paul, IACS, Faculty
147. Narayanan Srinivasan, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
148. S Akshay, IIT Bombay, Faculty
149. Koel Das, IISER K, Faculty
150. Pratik Majumdar, SINP, Faculty
151. Prakriti PalChoudhury, University of Oxford, Postdoctoral fellow
152. Navdeep Mathur, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Ahmedabad, Faculty
153. Nilotpal, IIT BOMBAY, Other
154. Siddhartha Ghosh, IIT Bombay, Faculty
155. Sthitadhi Roy, ICTS-TIFR, Faculty
156. Pradeep Kumar Seshadri, University of Iowa, Postdoctoral fellow
157. Priyadarshi Paul, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Student
158. Tanmoy Das, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
159. Gautam Menon, Ashoka University, Faculty
160. Dr. Amar Jesani, Independent Researcher and Teacher, Other
161. Ravi Chellam, Metastring Foundation, Other
162. Umesh Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
163. Soumyadeep Mondal, IISc Bangalore, Student
164. Gaiti Hasan, NCBS, TIFR, Other
165. Anindya Das, Indian Institute of Sceince, Faculty
166. Anubha, IIM BANGALORE, Faculty
167. Avijeet Kulshrestha, IISc Bangalore, Student
168. Anwesha Saha, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Student
169. Animesh Nanda, NA (Industry), Other
170. Rajat Tandon, University of Hyderabad (retd), Other
171. Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Retired, Indian Institute of Astrphysics, Other
172. Subham Dutta Chowdhury, University of Chicago, Postdoctoral fellow
173. Chandan Dasgupta, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
174. Sandeep Pandey, Socialist Party (India), Other
175. Srikanth Sastry, JNCASR, Faculty
176. Deepak, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
177. Supratim Sengupta, IISER Kolkata, Faculty
178. Reeteka Sud, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Other
179. Ramachandra Guha, Former Faculty, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
180. Niveditha, NA, Other
181. Ira Raja, University of Delhi, Faculty
182. Prof. S. C. Lakhotia, Banaras Hindu University, Faculty
183. Bhavtosh Bansal, IISER Kolkata, Faculty
184. Dr.Mohan Rao, Former professor at JNU, New Delhi, Faculty
185. Sreangsu Acharyya, Microsoft, Other
186. Sudeb Ranjan Datta, Astronomical Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral fellow
187. Prabhu Nott, IISc, Faculty
188. Anand Zachariah, Christian Medical College Vellore, Faculty
189. Mohini Mullick, IIT Kanpur Fellow and retired Professor, Faculty
190. Godwin Martin, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Student
191. Kartik Sreedhar, Washington State University, Student
192. R Ramanujam, Azim Premji University, Other
193. Aniket Basu, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, Faculty
194. Basit Yousuf, University of Ottawa, Postdoctoral fellow
195. Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Other
196. Jay Desai, University of Southern California, Faculty
197. Amit Singh, IIT Bombay, Faculty
198. Indranil, OP Jindal Global University, Faculty
199. S. Raghunandana, I am a Kannada poet, playwright and stage director, Other
200. Krishna Telikicherla Kumar, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, Other
201. Parameswaran Sankaran, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Faculty
202. Nishant Gupta, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, Student
203. chitra, azim premji university, Other
204. Ravi Mazumdar, University of Waterloo, Faculty
205. Ankur Srivastav, SNBNCBS, Kolkata, Student
206. Seema Kulkarni, SOPPECOM, Other
207. Naveen Surendran, IIST, Trivandrum, Faculty
208. sharmila, IIT Bombay, Faculty
209. Anirban Kar, University of Delhi, Faculty
210. Prashant Kocherlakota, Harvard University, Postdoctoral fellow
211. Naresh Dadhich, IUCAA, Faculty
212. Rajluxmi V Murthy, IIM Bangalore, Faculty
213. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Faculty
214. Cynthia Stephen, Nil, Other
215. Proteep Mallik, Azim Premji University, Faculty
216. Ashoke Sen, ICTS, Faculty
217. Diptiman Sen, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Faculty
218. Ashish B George, Broad institute of MIT and Harvard, Other
219. Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, Faculty
220. Vijaya V, S J V Foundation, Other
221. Rama Govindarajan, ICTS, Faculty
222. M G Devasahayam, IAS (Retd), Other
223. S. M. Srivastava, Formerly of ISI and IACS, Other
224. Sukanta Bhattacharya, University of Calcutta, Faculty
225. T.A. Abinandanan, Indian Institute of Science, Faculty
226. Nilay Kundu, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
227. Rahul Nigam, BITS Hyderabad, Faculty
228. Harish C Karnick, IIT Kanpur, Other
229. Chukka Srinivas, IISc Alumni, Other
230. Anwesh Bhattacharya, ESPCI Paris, Student
231. Parananda Majumdar, Ashoka University, Student
232. Ayesha Kidwai, JNU, Faculty
233. Balpreet Kaur, NCRA-TIFR, Student
234. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan, TIFR, Faculty
235. Amit Baishya, University of Oklahoma, Faculty
236. Abritty Kisku, Indian Institute of Science, Student
237. Rohit Varman, University of Birmingham, Faculty
238. Subhadip Bouri, IISc Bangalore, Student
239. Subhashis Banerjee, An alumnus, Faculty
240. Arindam Roy, BITS Pilani, Faculty
241. Ahamadullah Khan, IISER Kolkata, Student
242. Kunjal Parnami, IISER Pune, Student
243. Dilip Menon, University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Faculty
244. G Sivaramakrishnan, Vidya ashram Sarnath varanasi, Other
245. Rishabh Thakkar, IISc, Other
246. Ayan Banerjee, IISER Kolkata, Faculty
247. Guruprasad Kar, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
248. Keerti Pandey, IISc, Student
249. Deepak Kapur, the University of New Mexico, Faculty
250. M. R. Nandan, Retired teacher, Other
251. Debasis Sengupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Faculty
252. Abhishek De, University of Birmingham, Postdoctoral fellow
253. Priyanka, SNBNCBS Kolkata, Other
254. Daniel Thadikonda, Indian Institute of Science, Other
255. Subhasis Bandyopadhyay, IIEST, Shibpur, Faculty
256. Rajita Menon, Boston University, Other
257. Ravi Duggal, Independent Researcher, Other
258. Menhadi Hasan, IISc Bangalore, Other
259. Sanchari Pal, IIT Kanpur, Student
260. Amit Bhaduri, JNU, New Delhi., Faculty
261. Irfan, University of Illinois Chicago, Postdoctoral fellow
262. S Subramanian, Economist and Independent Researcher, Other
263. Elchuri Muralidhara Rao, S.V. College (DU), Faculty
264. Rupam, ISI, Kolkata, Postdoctoral fellow
265. Supriya Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University, Faculty
266. MAIDUL ISLAM, CSSSC, Faculty
267. Ashok Dohare, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Other
268. Saumen Datta, TIFR, Faculty
269. Subhaditya Bhattacharya, IIT GUWAHATI, Faculty
270. Jean Dreze, Ranchi University, Other
271. Suchitra, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
272. Arnab Priya Saha, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Postdoctoral fellow
273. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Kazi Nazrul University, Faculty
274. Soumitro Banerjee, IISER Kolkata, Faculty
275. Snehalata Sahu, University of Warwick, UK, Postdoctoral fellow
276. Jayvardhan Pandit, BioPharmaWorks LLC, Other
277. Ishan Mata, Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi Center), Postdoctoral fellow
278. Vivek, Independent, Other
279. Soumyadeep Chaudhuri, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, Postdoctoral fellow
280. Sumegha Premchandar, Michigan State University, Student
281. Sibasish Ghosh, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, Faculty
282. Shubha Patvardhan, IIM-Bangalore, Faculty
283. Vimalraj A, HBCSE, TIFR, Student
284. Nalini Nayak, PGDAV (M) College, Delhi University, Other
285. Soumen Ghosh, ISI Kolkata, Student
286. Abha Sur, MIT, Faculty
287. Debades Bandyopadhyay, Aliah University, Kolkata, Other
288. Shivani Upadhyaya, University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral fellow
289. Reetika Khera, IIT Delhi, Faculty
290. Anirban Roy, Cornell University, Postdoctoral fellow
291. Sumeet Agarwal, IIT Delhi, Faculty
292. S.P. Rajaguru, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Faculty
293. Santanu Das, Imperial College London, Postdoctoral fellow
294. Ashok, IIT Kanpur, Student
295. Shreekumar S., Sangatya, Udupi, Other
296. S. Krishnaswamy, Retired Ex Madurai Kamaraj University, Other
297. Prajit K Basu, Unaffiliated, Other
298. Aratrika, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Student
299. Tanmay, IISER M, Student
300. N Gautham, University of Madras, Other
301. Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington, Faculty
302. Indraneel Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
303. Somnath Basu, IISER Kolkata, Faculty
304. Surya Teja Gavva, Rutgers University, Student
305. Amitabha Lahiri, SNBose, Faculty
306. Shouvik Ganguly, Samsung Research America, Other
307. Vibhor Singh, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Faculty
308. Bhaskaran Raman, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Faculty
309. Shyamalendu Majumdar, Retried, Other
310. Pronobesh Maity, ICTS-TIFR, Student
311. Ramchandra Phawade, IIT Dharwad, Faculty
312. Sankalp Tiwari, IIT Hyderabad, Postdoctoral fellow
313. Jyotishman Bhowmick, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
314. Anita Banerjee, IISER Tirupati, Student
315. Ronak M Soni, University of Cambridge, Postdoctoral fellow
316. Anup Sahay, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Other
317. Balaji Narasimhan, Independent, Other
318. Abhigyan hazarika, Indian Institute of Science, Student
319. Atish Dabholkar, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Faculty
320. Ananth Shankar, Northwestern University, Faculty
321. Surojit Dalui, Indian Statistical Institution Kolkata, Postdoctoral fellow
322. Sayantan Ghosal, University of Glasgow, Faculty
323. Apoorva Nagar, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Faculty
324. Maumita Bandyopadhyay, University of Calcutta, Faculty
325. rohan poojary, TU Wien, Postdoctoral fellow
326. Sabarna Palit, IIT Kharagpur, Student
327. Suman Kundu, Weizmann Institute of Science, Postdoctoral fellow
328. Rajan Kurai Krishnan, Ambedkar University Delhi, Faculty
329. Saumya Chakrabarti, Visva-Bharati Santiniketan, Faculty
330. Ramya Vijaya, Stockton University, New Jersey, USA, Faculty
331. Pratik Rath, UC Santa Barbara, Postdoctoral fellow
332. Karen Gabriel, St Stephen’s College, Faculty
333. M. V. Ramana, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Faculty
334. Peggy Mohan, Ashoka University, Delhi, Faculty
335. Dhiman Chatterjee, IITM, Faculty
336. Subhayan Sahu, Perimeter Institute, Postdoctoral fellow
337. Sridevi Venkatesan, University of Toronto, Postdoctoral fellow
338. K. G. Arun, CMI, Faculty
339. Mainak Guha, Indian Institute of Science, Student
340. Nirmalya Kajuri, IIT Mandi, Faculty
341. Dr Shakeel, Indian Doctors for Peace and Development, Other
342. Snehal Shingavi, UT Austin, Faculty
343. Richard Fernandes, Azim Premji University, Faculty
344. Prem Kumar Vijayan, Hindu College, Delhi University, Faculty
345. Shubhayu Chatterjee, Carnegie Mellon University, Faculty
346. Akshit Goyal, MIT, Postdoctoral fellow
347. Abhishek Naskar, IIT Bombay, Postdoctoral fellow
348. Animesh Mukherjee, IISc Alumni, Other
349. Bharat Tandon, University of Waterloo, Postdoctoral fellow
350. Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay, Faculty
351. Dattaraj Dhuri, New York University Abu Dhabi, Postdoctoral fellow
352. Gadadhar Misra, Indian Statistical Institute, Other
353. Sounak Biswas, Universität Würzburg, Postdoctoral fellow
354. Vaishali Bhaumik, NA, Other
355. Parthajit Biswas, RKMVERI, Postdoctoral fellow
356. Geetha Venkataraman, Ambedkar University Delhi, Faculty
357. Khalid, CDU, Faculty
358. Debraj Chakrabarti, Central Michigan University, Faculty
359. Supranta S. Boruah, The University of Arizona, Postdoctoral fellow
360. Sumit Kumar, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Postdoctoral fellow
361. Nandini Sundar, University of Delhi, Faculty
362. A.P.Balachandran, Syracuse University, Faculty
363. Shamsul Islam, Former faculty University of Delhi, Other
364. Gautam Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta, Faculty
365. Ishwar Murthy, IIM Bangalore, Other
366. Lalita, IIT Delhi, Other
367. Sushmita Venugopalan, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, Faculty
368. Anirban Das, Seoul National University, Postdoctoral fellow
369. Palash Baran Pal, University of Calcutta, Other
370. Jnaneshwar Baslingker, IISc, Student
371. Ashutosh Jangle, IISc, Student
372. Aryan Hingwe, IISc Bangalore, Student
373. Joby Joseph, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
374. Austin Varughese, IISc, Other
375. Somaditya Santra, IISc, Student
376. Gatikrushna Mishra, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Student
377. Anirban Kundu, University of Calcutta, Faculty
378. Mallar Ray, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Faculty
379. Vivek, IISc, Student
380. Kedhar R, Indian Institute of Science, Student
381. SANJAY A PAI, MANIPAL HOSPITAL-YESHWANTHPUR, BANGALORE, Faculty
382. Ponniah Rajamanickam, All India People Science Network, Other
383. Saptarishi Chaudhuri, Raman Research Institute, Faculty
384. Procheta Mallik, Innovation and Science Promotion Foundation, Faculty
385. Sandeep Krishna, NCBS-TIFR Bangalore, Faculty
386. Kamal Lodaya, IMSc, Other
387. Aneesh P B, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, Postdoctoral fellow
388. Jay Yadav, IISc, Student
389. Shishir Jha, IIT BOMBAY, Faculty
390. Faizan Bhat, IISc, Student
391. Anu Chittawar, IISc, Student
392. ANANYA MUKHERJEE, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Postdoctoral fellow
393. T R Govindarajan, IMSc, KREA University, Other
394. Kasturi Saha, IISc, Student
395. Sudin Bhattacharya, Michigan State University, Faculty
396. Divya Cherian, Princeton University, Faculty
397. Tathagata Ghosh, IUCAA, Student
398. Arunkumar A S, French Institute of Pondicherry, Postdoctoral fellow
399. Abilash Kumar M, IISER Pune, Other
400. Anwesha Guha, IISc/UCSB, Student
401. Rafael Sorkin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Faculty
402. Venkatesh Athreya, Retired Professor, Other
403. SAHIDUL MONDAL, IACS KOLKATA, Postdoctoral fellow
404. Jyotsna Jha, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Faculty
405. Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Science, Faculty
406. Pramod Joag, Department of Physics SPPU, Other
407. Gayathri M, IISER Berhampur, Student
408. Ali Imam Khan, Science For Society, Jharkhand, Other
409. Prasad Basu, Cotton University, Guwahati, Faculty
410. N. Vittal, University of London, Faculty
411. Malini Ranganathan, American University, Faculty
412. Shrey Prakash, IISc, Student
413. Shiladitya Sengupta, IIT Roorkee, Faculty
414. Mary Ann Chacko, Ahmedabad University, Faculty
415. Parth Deshpande, Indian Institute of Science, Student
416. Amogh Rakesh, IISER Pune, Student
417. Shiv Sethi, Raman Research Institute, Faculty
418. Ramesh, IIT Bombay, Faculty
419. Javed Malick, Delhi University, Faculty
420. Daksh Sultania, IISc, Student
421. Abhay Jindal, IISc, Student
422. Surya N Sahoo, NISER, Other
423. Ankush Moger, Indian Institute of Science, Student
424. Sudeepan Datta, Indian Institute of Science, Student
425. Mundur V N Murthy, IMSc (Retired), Other
426. Shashank V. A., IISc, Student
427. Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute, Faculty
428. Upamanyu Yaddanapudi, Indian Institute of Science, Student
429. Indira C, Public Health Researcher, Delhi, Other
430. Abigail Silversmith Irfan. Independent researcher, Other
431. Indrajit Mitra, University of Calcutta, Faculty
432. Tulsi Srinivasan, Azim Premji University, Faculty
433. Marwa Abdul Razak, IISER Tirupati, Student
434. Dania Thomas, University of Glasgow, Faculty
435. Nivedita Menon, JNU Delhi, Faculty
436. Arvind Ayyer, IISc, Faculty
437. Vishnu Prasath T, Indian Institute of Science, Student
438. Subhankar Chakraborty, (Formerly) Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Other
439. Satabdi Mandal, IISc, Bangalore, Student
440. Mahima S, IISc, Student
441. Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University (Japan), Faculty
442. Adhavan S V, IISc, Student
443. Mahalakshmi Ramakrishnan, JNU, Faculty
444. Chella Rajan, IIT Madras, Faculty
445. M V Ajay Kumar Nair, Indian Institute of Science, Student
446. Arutra Biswas, Institute de Fisica d’Altes Energies Barcelona, Postdoctoral fellow
447. Sanjay Kumar Misra, R.B.S. College, Agra, Faculty
448. Sohaan Kumar Pattanayak, IISc, Student
449. Chandana Chakrabarti, Formerly with Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Other
450. Rahul Roy, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
451. Md A Akbarsha, Bharathidasan Univ, Other
452. Krishnendu, Iacs, Faculty
453. Ravi Sundaram, CSDS, Faculty
454. Ajit Menon, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Faculty
455. Rohit Tyagi, IIT Kanpur, Student
456. Ghanshyam Shah, Former professor JNU, Faculty
457. Sarthak Rahate, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Student
458. SP Arun, IISc, Faculty
459. Naveen Gaur, Dyal Singh College (University of Delhi), Faculty
460. Rina Ramdev, Delhi University, Faculty
461. Dunu Roy, Hazards Centre, Other
462. Sneha Sharma, Delhi University, Faculty
463. Arunabha Adhikari, West Bengal State University, Faculty
464. Jharna Pathak, GIDR, Faculty
465. P A Azeez, Freelance Researcher, Other
466. Indira Hirway, Centre for development alternatives, Faculty
467. Tarakdas Basu, University of Kalyani, Faculty
468. Souvik Roy, IISER Kolkata, Student
469. Priyatosh Dutta, Anandamohan college, Faculty
470. Dipendra Prasad, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Faculty
471. Adit Vishnu, Indian Institute of Science, Student
472. Surasri Chaudhuri, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur. Kolkata, Faculty
473. Aashima Dogra, Freelance Journalist and Author, Other
474. Dipankar Chakrabarti, IIT Kanpur, Faculty
475. Agniva, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Student
476. Silanjan Bhattacharyya, West Bengal State University, Faculty
477. Nikhil, IISc, Student
478. Biplab Bhattacharjee, Jadavpur University, Faculty
479. Amitabh Joshi, JNCASR, Bengaluru, Faculty
480. Raghavan Srinivasan, Freelance journalist, Other
481. Hariprasad KM, Universitat Rostock, Other
482. Sruti Bala, University of Amsterdam, Faculty
483. Anirban Sain, IIT Bombay, Faculty
484. Deepa, Mysore, Other
485. Suresh Devasahayam, IIT-Jammu, Faculty
486. Sagari Ramdas, Food Sovereignty Alliance, Other
487. Purendra Prasad, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
488. Naina Dayal, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, Faculty
489. Pranav Pandit, ICTS, Faculty
490. Amitabha Nandi, IIT Bombay, Faculty
491. Rajendran Narayanan, Azim Premji University, Faculty
492. Sipra Mukherjee, West Bengal State University, Faculty
493. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University, Faculty
494. Suratno Basu, TCG Crest, Faculty
495. Subhradip Ghosh, IIT Guwahati, Faculty
496. Shobha Naresh, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
497. Jyotsna Kapur, Southern Illinois university, Faculty
498. Jayarshi Bhattacharya, S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Student
499. Sudeshna Banerjee, Editorial Consultant, Other
500. Sutanuka Ghosh, Jadavpur University, Faculty
501. Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD, Other
502. Rajashri Dasgupta, Independent researcher, journalist, Other
503. Uddeepta Deka, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Student
504. Themeem T, St Stephen’s College, Delhi, Faculty
505. Prof (retd) Sushil Khanna, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Faculty
506. Sayan Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Faculty
507. Parthasarathi Majumdar, IACS Kolkata, Faculty
508. Amita Shah, GIDR, Faculty
509. Shantanu Nandi, Osaka University, Postdoctoral fellow
510. Mayank Kohli, NCBS, TIFR, Postdoctoral fellow
511. Bindhulakshmi, TISS Mumbai, Faculty
512. Rusia Mallick, Aliah University, Other
513. Himanshu Srivastava, Eklavya Foundation, Other
514. Arup Lal Chakraborty, IIT Gandhinagar, Faculty
515. Suman G Das, University of Cologne, Germany, Postdoctoral fellow
516. Kishore G, IUCAA, Student
517. Aporajito, IACS (Indian Association of Cultivation of Science), Student
518. Basudeb Mondal, ICTS, Student
519. Samata Biswas, The Sanskrit College and University, Faculty
520. Rabin Chakraborty, Retired from the University of Calcutta, Other
521. Souvik Mandal, Harvard University, Postdoctoral fellow
522. Tamoghna Ray, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Student
523. Jigyasa Watwani, ICTS, Student
524. Mandira Das, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Student
525. Rajesh Karmakar, IIT Guwahati, Student
526. MANOAHR Swaminathan, Indian Institute of Science, Former Faculty and Alumnus
527. Pallab Kumar Hembram, IISc, Bangalore, Student
528. Swarup Sarkar, IIT Guwahati, Student
529. Vikas Dubey, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Student
530. Dev Gangjee, University of Oxford, Faculty
531. Pavan Dharanipragada, IMSc, Student
532. Ashwin Viswanathan, Nature Conservation Foundation, Faculty
533. Sunando Kumar Patra, Bangabasi Evening College, Faculty
534. Sarbani Palit, Indian Statistical Institute, Faculty
535. Debabrata Deb, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, India, Faculty
536. Tejaswini P. ICAR-IIHR, Faculty
537. Soma Marik, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Faculty
538. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Faculty
539. Dhiraj Kumar Hazra, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, Faculty
540. Tanveen, IISc, Student
541. Pramod Yadava, Former Professor and Dean, School of Life Sciences, JNU, Faculty
542. S Sengupta, Iit B, Other
543. Mohamed Rameez Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Faculty
544. Sitabhra Sinha, IMSc, Faculty
545. Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi Faculty