The Kotak IISc AI-ML Centre (KIAC) has been established with financial support from the Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) 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, and develop innovative, deep-tech solutions for the current and future needs of the industry.

The Core Group

Chiranjib Bhattacharyya


Venkatesh Babu Radhakrishnan


C Pandu Rangan

Chair Visiting Professor

Viraj Kumar

Visiting Professor