The Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) is a premier centre for education and research in atmospheric and oceanic sciences in India. CAS was set up in 1979 to undertake modelling studies to improve the prediction of the monsoon and its variability. Initially sponsored by the India Meteorological Department, CAS was later upgraded in 1981 by the Planning Commission to an advanced centre for interdisciplinary research. To complement its research activities, CAS started the Ph. D. programme in atmospheric sciences that was the first of its kind in the country. In 2008, CAS started the M.Tech programme in “Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Technology” with the support of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Indian Space Research Organization. In 2011, we initiated the UG Minor Area Programme in “Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences”, also the only one of its kind in the country. Currently, CAS has a faculty strength of 13 and has awarded 16 Ph. D. and 47 M.Tech degrees in the last five years. Based on the number of research publications, degrees awarded, courses offered and student/faculty strength criteria, we estimate that CAS is nationally ranked among the top two centres/departments in the field.