CAMP @ Bangalore (Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity at NCBS, Bangalore) is a 16-day summer school on the theory and simulation of learning, memory and plasticity in the brain. PhD students and post-docs from theoretical and/or experimental backgrounds (physics, math, neuroscience, engineering, etc.) are invited to apply. Familiarity with programming, dynamical systems, and/or computational neuroscience is desirable, but not necessary. We may also select a small number of exceptional undergraduate and Masters level students for the course, if they have sufficient background via courses and especially via project / hobby work related to these areas (write in your statement of interest & CV). The course will start with remedial tutorials on neuroscience / math / programming and then work upwards from sub-cellular electrical and chemical signaling in neurons, onward to micro-circuits and networks, all with an emphasis on learning, memory and plasticity.
The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and project work. Students will work on small projects and present it during the school. Projects may be self-chosen or from those suggested by the lecturers.

Application requirements

  • Academic background information
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 Letters of reference
  • Passport details for international applicants

Applications for CAMP 2019 are now closed.

Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity

We invite PhD students and Postdocs worldwide from all backgrounds to CAMP@ Bangalore. At this intensive 16 day course, students will be trained in theoretical and computational modeling across different scales of space, time and complexity, involved in memory and plasticity in the brain. This flavour of CAMP will focus on synaptic plasticity. The course will have lectures, hands-on tutorials, and project work to launch students into the exciting field of computational neuroscience. We will select a total of 40 Indian and international students for this course.


Arvind Kumar

Rishikesh Narayanan

Suhita Nadkarni

Upinder Bhalla


Meet our speakers

Arvind Kumar

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Deepak Nair

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Mark Van Rossum

The University of Nottingham,Nottingham

Mayank Mehta

University of California, Los Angeles

Rishikesh Narayanan

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Suhita Nadkarni

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Upinder Bhalla

National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore