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What is ISHYA

Experience the Essence of Ishya '24


Welcome to Ishya'24, the annual cultural extravaganza of IISER Thiruvananthapuram, where diversity and unity intertwine to create a vibrant celebration of our institute's cultural richness. As you delve into the heart of Ishya'24, you embark on a journey that embraces the myriad identities and talents within our community.

Much like the meticulous practice sessions that precede a flawless performance, Ishya'24 reflects upon the collective efforts and dedication of our students. It is a testament to our commitment and passion, showcasing the best of our endeavors.

Within the chaos of preparation lies the beauty of order—a harmonious blend of intricate fragments that come together to form a cohesive masterpiece. Ishya'24 celebrates imperfections and acknowledges the unsung heroes behind the scenes, highlighting the essential yet often messy work that leads to the grandeur of completion.

Join us as we revel in the spirit of Ishya'24, where every moment is a tribute to our shared journey and the colorful tapestry of our cultural heritage.


IISER TVM, short for the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, is the vibrant hub of academic excellence and scientific innovation. Nestled in the Western Ghats, IISER TVM is renowned for its commitment to fostering a dynamic environment that nurtures curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

At IISER TVM, we take pride in our interdisciplinary approach to education and research, where students and faculty from diverse backgrounds come together to explore the frontiers of sciences and delve into various scientific disciplines, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Interdisciplinary studies. Beyond academics, IISER TVM offers a vibrant campus life enriched with cultural events, extracurricular activities, and community engagement initiatives.

Places To Visit

Journey Beyond ISHYA '24


Ponmudi, a picturesque hill station merely 61 km away from Thiruvananthapuram city, is a must-visit destination for anyone attending Ishya - the institute fest at IIISER TVM. Known for its scenic beauty and thrilling trekking trails, Ponmudi offers an unforgettable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the grand Meenmutty/Kallar falls, which offer a refreshing and mesmerizing view. For a delightful stay amidst nature, consider booking a room at Duke’s Forest Lodge or River County, two forest lodges situated en route to Ponmudi. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and make your Ishya experience even more memorable!


Bonacaud and Vazhavanthol Waterfalls

Looking for a serene weekend getaway during Ishya - the institute fest at IIISER TVM? Bonacaud, nestled at the base of the renowned Agasthyakoodam peak in Agasthya hills, is the perfect destination. As you journey towards IIISER TVM, discover the hidden gem of Vazhvanthol waterfalls, tucked away in the Agasthya hills, waiting to be explored and admired.



En route to IIISER TVM lies Chittipara, a hidden jewel of the western ghats. If you're fond of witnessing breathtaking sunrises or sunsets, Chittipara is a must-visit destination during Ishya - the institute fest. Perched atop a stonetop at the foothills of the western ghats, Chittipara offers a mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset from the Agasthyamalai peak, showcasing the vibrant colors of nature's marvels.


Thavakkal Waterfalls

Unveil one of the most undiscovered waterfalls near Vithura on your way to IIISER TVM - the Thavakkal waterfalls. Situated amidst the picturesque Agasthya hills, these falls serve as a tranquil and quick getaway for IIISER students. Don't miss the chance to visit them during Ishya - the institute fest; you'll regret it if you do!


Palode Botanical Garden

If you're passionate about plants and nature, a visit to the Palode Botanical Garden is a must. Situated within the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, this garden boasts over 35,000 species of plants, including a diverse collection of ginger germplasm with 74 varieties. Include it in your long weekend itinerary during Ishya - the institute fest and create cherished memories on your journey to IIISER TVM!

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