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. CAMP is an intensive course and will require full-time participation from the selected candidates.

Application requirements

  • Academic background information
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 Letters of reference
  • Passport details for international applicants
  • Referee letters must reach us by 7th March 11:59 PM.



Arvind Kumar

Rishikesh Narayanan

Upinder Bhalla


Meet our speakers

Aaron Batista

University of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh

Alessandro Treves

SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) -Trieste, Italy

Arvind Kumar

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Rishikesh Narayanan

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Sachin Deshmukh

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Srdjan Ostojic

École Normale Supérieure, France

Suhita Nadkarni

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Taro Toyoizumi

RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan

Torkel Hafting

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences,Oslo

Upinder Bhalla

National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore