- To motivate and encourage Post-graduate Science students to take up research in Chronobiology.
- To create awareness among Ph. D. students, young post-docs and young lecturers of exciting developments in Chronobiology.
- To speed up learning process at the advanced level by intensive courses at the school.
- To bring out publication based on the lecture courses given at the school. This would greatly serve the purpose of text books in the subject.
First series: SERC School in Chronobiology
- 1st School (2002), Lucknow University, Lucknow, Prof. Vinod Kumar, Coordinator
- 2nd School (2003), Pt. R. S. University, Raipur, 2003, Prof. A. K. Pati, Coordinator
- 3rd School (2004), Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Prof. B. N. Joshi, Coordinator
- 4th School (2005), Annamalai Univ., Chidambaram, Dr. P. Subramanian, Coordinator
- 5th School (2007) CCS University, Meerut, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhardwaj, Coordinator
School in Chronobiology
(New name: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour)
- 1st School (2008), Lucknow University, Lucknow, Prof. Sangeeta Rani, Coordinator
- 2nd School (2009), NEHU, Shillong, Prof. Anand S. Dixit, Coordinator
- 3rd School (2009), JNCASR, Bangalore, Prof. V. K. Sharma, Coordinator
SERB School in Chronobiology
- 1st School (2010), Delhi University, Delhi, Prof. Vinod Kumar, Coordinator
- 2nd School (2011), CCS University, Meerut, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhardwaj, Coordinator
- 3rd School (2012), NEHU, Shillong, Prof. Anand S. Dixit, Coordinator
- 4th School (2013), JNCASR, Bangalore, Prof. V. K. Sharma, Dr. Sheeba Vasu, Coordinators
- 5th school (2014): University of Mangalore, Dr. Monika Sadananda, Coordinator.
Three series of 13 Schools in Chronobiology ( a first of its kind anywhere in the world), run by Prof. Vinod Kumar as Director were immensely successful. They brought in more than 30 faculty from abroad, and provided a platform where our students and young faculty could be benefitted from very close academic interactions and remained updated with the current developments in the field. This helped in many ways including placement of Indian Chronobiology at a much higher scale in the midst of world Chronobiology. The progress of these school was regularly monitored by the National Planning Committee constituted for purpose of running these schools, and a final report by the Chairman, National Planning Committee has been submitted to the Department of Science and Technology (Science and Engineering Research Board).