Indian Institute of Science - Karnataka, India

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080 2293 2004
C V Raman Ave, Devasandra Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012

About Of Indian Institute of Science - Karnataka, India

Indian Institute of Science, shortly known as IISc is a public university located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It was founded in 1909 by Jamsetji Tata, a founder of Tata Group and Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It was started with Departments of General and Applied Chemistry. Later with the passage of time, the institute had introduced several departments and relevant courses. With master’s degree in engineering, IISc became the first institute in India for such initiative.

The institute is ranked 11th in the world by QS World Universities rankings 2016, thus became one of the two educational institutes in India (another is IIT Delhi) for receiving such award. It was the first Indian Institute to mark a place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 with 99th rank.

Description Of Indian Institute of Science - Karnataka, India

Divisions & Departments

IISc is divided into various divisions and its associated departments.

Divisions - Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research, Mechanical Sciences, Physical and Mechanical Sciences, and others

Departments - Physics, Microbiology and Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Management Studies, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Cryogenic Technology, Contemporary Studies and others

Programs & Degrees

IISc offers an array of bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. programs in various disciplines.

Undergraduate Programs

Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electronics, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biology and others

Postgraduate Programs

Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Microelectronic Systems, Earth Science, Computational Science, Instrumentation, Signal Processing, Sustainable Technology and others

Ph.D. Programs

Biological Sciences, Ecological Sciences, Neuroscience, Materials Research, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sustainable Technology, Water Research, Management Studies and others


IISc has various research centres focusing on a variety of research areas. All divisions of IISc are committed to providing excellence in research and addressing the issues related to health, environment, energy etc.

The institute has made considerable contributions in an array of research projects related to life sciences, advanced computing, space and nuclear technologies.


To study at IISc, students for an undergraduate or postgraduate program can apply with an online application. The applicants are required to check the eligibility criteria, selection process and mandatory tests before applying. The admission related information is available here.


IISc has two campuses.

  • ‘Bangalore Campus’, the main campus of IISc is located in the north of city centre, around at 4km distance from Bangalore railway station and 35km from Kempegowda international airport. It is spread over 400 acres area.
  • ‘Challakere Campus’, located near Challakere in Chitradurga district, around at a distance of 225km away from the main campus. It is spread over 1500 acres of land. The campus is surrounded by various national research institutions like DRDO, BARC and ISRO.

Both campuses feature canteens, gym, sports complex, dining halls, restaurants, library, laboratories, men’s and women’s hostels, accommodation for faculty and staff, and several other amenities.

Extra-curriculum activities

The IISc Gymkhana is the sports and culture centre that provides arts, sports and recreation facilities to the students and faculty. IISc members can spend time on extracurricular activities along with their study and research. Spreads over 26 acres of campus land, Gymkhana has 27 sports and cultural clubs.

Gymkhana organizes various events and activities throughout the year to maintain the liveliness, unity and buoyancy in the institute.

Financial Support

IISc provides various types of scholarships and fellowships on the merit and financial needs basis. The value of scholarships varies depending on the enrolled program of the institute. To get details of fees and scholarships, please click here.

Why to join?

The broad range of facilities at Indian Institute of Science such as research centres, computer centre, laboratories, libraries, hostels, health centre, Gymkhana, career counseling, campus placement, scholarships and many more to add in the list, help students to achieve their career goals in a comfortable learning and living environment with full of opportunities.

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