Aims & Objective
The Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kgp) has been recently set up in a part of the Old Building of IIT Kgp. Its primary goal is to generate and nucleate theoretical research on fundamental aspects of basic and engineering sciences. The role of the CTS in the academic framework of IIT Kgp is to bring together people of similar interests under a common umbrella. The CTS, apart from acting as a facility for research in theoretical science and engineering, will also train graduate students and provide opportunities to post doctoral workers and researchers from outside IIT Kgp. Additionally, the CTS will have an active visitors programme of both short and long term visitors and organise seminars, workshops on a regular basis on diverse topics. An important component of the CTS workshops and seminars will be to motivate young students (both undergraduates from IIT Kgp and graduate students from within and outside IIT Kgp) to actively pursue theoretical research in front-line areas of science and engineering. Finally besides promoting research on specialised topics within a given sub field, the CTS hopes to cultivate inter-disciplinary theoretical research as a major goal largely because of the diversity available in the academic population of an Institute like IIT Kharagpur.