The Kotak IISc AI-ML Centre

The Kotak IISc AI-ML Centre (KIAC) has been established with financial support from the Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited through a corporate social responsibility (CSR) grant. As a state-of-the-art research and education facility, the Centre focusses on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and their applications, particularly in financial technology (Fintech).

The Centre is anchored by a group of faculty members at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) working in the areas of computer science, data science, and computational science to address grand challenges in Fintech. 

The objective of KIAC is to develop rigorously trained human resources in Fintech and promote India’s growth in this area, conduct cutting-edge research to gain international visibility, and develop innovative, deep-tech solutions for the current and future needs of the industry.

The Team

Prof. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya


Prof. Sashikumaar Ganesan


Prof. Viraj Kumar

Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Visiting Faculty for instructing BTechs

Prof. C Pandu Rangan

Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Chair Visiting Professor