In February of 1969, Indian relativists met for the first time in a
conference in Ahmedabad. It was to honour and felicitate one of the
pioneers of relativity and gravitation research in India, Professor V V
Narlikar on attaining 60 years of age. At this meeting Professor P C
Vaidya proposed the formation of a society of Indian relativists and so
was born IAGRG with Professor V V Narlikar as the founder President.
The aim of IAGRG is to promote interest in the phenomena related to
Gravitation and to facilitate research in the related areas.
In 2001, during the 21st IAGRG General Body Meeting, it was proposed
that the council should initiate efforts to set-up an IAGRG web-site.
Thanks to the efforts of Ajit Kembhavi and his team, this was achieved
by December 2002. Thus was born the IAGRG web-site at
http://meghnad.iucaa.ernet.in/~iagrg . A need was felt to update the
site enhancing its scope and the present site is the outcome of the
The web-site is conceived with two main purpose in mind.
This is intended to be a single point entry to know about IAGRG, its
intent and organizational set-up including archival information, its
members with contact addresses, a record of its activities and
announcements of forthcoming events.
Secondly, it is intended to provide a single point access to information
related to gravitational phenomena. This information is to include links
to educational and employment opportunities, links to research level
information, links to teaching material at undergraduate and graduate
level as well as links to information accessible at popular level.
The menu at the top reflects these intentions.