The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), was founded by Mr. J. R. D. Tata in 1988. He wanted to establish an institution that could conduct multidisciplinary advanced research. The Institute is located in Bangalore’s picturesque green campus and serves as a platform to bring together people from different intellectual backgrounds. These include leaders from government and industry, managers and administrators, as well as public officials and prominent individuals from different walks of life.
The research teams that make up NIAS are drawn from a range of disciplines in the arts, natural and social sciences and humanities. They help to shape the philosophy.