Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Info

Indian Institute of Science is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is also locally known as the "Tata Institute”. The IISc campus is located in the north of Bengaluru, about 4 kilometers from Bangalore City Railway Station and Kempegowda Bus Station, on the way to Yeshwantpur. The Institute is about 35 kilometers from Kempegowda International Airport. The educational university was established in the year 1909. It acquired the status of a Deemed University in 1958. It is recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC). Indian Institute of Science offers courses B.Tech, M.Tech in Engineering, M.Des in Design, and B.Sc in Science.

The university has a well-developed infrastructure and facilities like an Advanced Facility for Microscopy and Microanalysis, Computational Facilities, COSMOS: Cosmic-ray soil water content monitoring, Cryogenic Facility, Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter, IoT Laboratory, ICWAR, LCMS facility in the Division of Biological Sciences, Macromolecular Affinity Characterization, Micro and Nano Characterization (MNCF), National Nanofabrication Centre (NNfC), Nuclear Magnetic Research, Spectroscopy and Analytical Test and more. The university has well-trained and experienced faculty members. 

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Key Highlights

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) established in 1909 is now a publicly deemed University for higher education and research in the field of Science, Engineering, Design and Management. It was established with the active support of Jamshedji Tata.
  • The Indian Institute of Science is located at C.V.Raman Road, Bengaluru City of Karnataka state.
  • The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru is ranked among the most prestigious academic Institutions in India and has the highest citation per faculty among all the Universities in the world.
  • The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru was granted the deemed to be university status in 1958 itself. The Institute of Eminence was granted in 2018.
  • IISc, Bengaluru aims to be among the World’s foremost Academic Institutions through the pursuit of excellence in Research and promotion of innovation by offering world-class education to train future leaders in Science and Technology and by applying Science and Technology breakthroughs for the country’s wealth creation and social welfare.
  • IISc Bengaluru has over 42 Academic Departments and Centres under 6 (six) Divisions. There are about 4000 students pursuing several Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programmes.
  • IISc has a new Campus at Challekere in Chitradurga District of Karnataka.
  • The library known as JRD Tata Memorial Library of IISc spread over in about 5000 square meters is one of the best Science and Technology Libraries in India and is the precious National Resource Centre in the field of Science and Technology.
  • IISc, Bengaluru attracts the best young Faculty Members trained in the best Laboratories around the world. In the year 2018, IISc was selected as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India.
  • IISC, Bengaluru consistently figures among the top Indian Institutions in the World and in National University Rankings.
  • IISc, Bengaluru started publishing its journal in 1914, being the second scientific journal published from India, wherein research work carried out by the Institute and other Institutions around the world are accepted for publication in this Journal.

IISc, Bengaluru – Departments

Division-wise Departments of IISc, Bengaluru are tabulated below:









Biological Sciences

Biochemistry (BC)

Central Animal Facility (CAF)

Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES)

Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)

Centre for Neuro Science (CNS)

Microbiology and Cell Biology (MCB)

Molecular Bio-Physics Unit (MBU)

Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (MRDG)




 Chemical Sciences

Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (IPC)

Materials Research Centre (MRC)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Research Centre (NRC)

Organic Chemistry (OC)

Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU)


Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Sciences

Computer Science and Automation (CSA)

Electronics Communications Engineering (ECE)

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Electronics System Engineering (ESE)








Inter-Disciplinary Sciences

Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)

Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE)

Centre for Society and Policy (CSP)

Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE)

Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)

Department of Management Studies (MS)

Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)

Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences (IMS)

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (ICWaR)

Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS)

Super Computer Education and Research Centre (SERC)








 Mechanical Sciences

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS)

Centre for Earth Sciences (CEaS)

Centre for Excellence in Advanced Mechanics of Materials (CoE)

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)

Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CSI)

Chemical Engineering (CE)

Civil Engineering (CiE)

Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC)

Materials Engineering (Mat.Eng)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)


 Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme (AA)

Centre for Cryogenic Technology (CCT)

Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP)

Instrumentation and Applied Physics (IAP)

Mathematics (MA)

Physics (PHY)

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru – Popular Programmes

Since the focus of the IISc, Bengaluru is on research programs, the Institute also continuously strives to provide the required support and the entire setup is geared to facilitate in pursuit of excellence. Hence, all Research programs offered by IISc Bengaluru are popular not only in India but also across the world.  IISc started a unique 4-year Bachelor of Science (Research) program in 2011, which is one of the popular programs. Apart from this, Technology Programmes (Undergraduate and Postgraduate level) (B.Tech/M.Tech) offered by IISc, Bengaluru are also popular.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru – Infrastructure Facilities

Following are the important Infrastructure facilities offered at the IISc campus of Bengaluru to provide the students an opportunity to learn and focus on their studies plus enable them to have extra-curricular activities simultaneously.

  • Hostel Facility: IISc Bangaluru has dedicated Hostels to Girls and Boys separately with 4 canteens with the exclusive facility of vegetarian and non-vegetarian separately. There is laundry, utility shop and a bakery available attached to the Hostels.
  • Gymkhana is the hub for students to take part in all cultural activities, where all facilities are available.
  • A Library which is popularly known as JRD Tata Memorial Library, which has a huge collection of about 5 lakh books, periodicals, Technical Journals and spread over in about 500 square meters.
  • Cafeteria has all facilities for students to dine with delicious food items at subsidised rates.
  • There are Auditoria which provide all facilities to organise seminars, workshops, and various other cultural events.
  • Medical Centre is equipped with all facilities for outpatient treatment to students, staff, and Faculty Members.
  • Guest Rooms are available in IISc, Bengaluru to accommodate around 300 guests at any point of time to avail by the relations of students, subject compliance of rules and regulations applicable.
  • Banking Facilities are in place to cater to the needs of students, staff and Faculty Members in the Campus of IISc, Bengaluru.
  • Laboratory facilities: Following is the list of laboratories available for students:
  1. Civil Engineering Laboratory
  2. Chemistry Laboratory
  3. Computer Laboratory
  4. Design Laboratory
  5. Electrical Laboratory
  6. Electronics Laboratory
  7. Mechanical Laboratory
  8. Physics Laboratory
  9. Biochemistry Laboratory
  10. Robotics Laboratory
  • Sports Complex has outdoor and indoor sports/games facilities like Cricket/Football/Volley Ball/Basketball/Badminton/Swimming Pool and gymnasium.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru – FAQs

Q. Please explain more about the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme offered IISc, Bengaluru.

A. Duration of B.Sc (Research) is 4 years. Subjects that are included in the Programme are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Earth and Environmental science, and materials. In the 4th year, the student is required to take up the specialized subject based on his/her interest and performance of the students in that subject.

Q. Whom should I contact to clear my queries on admissions in IISc, Bengaluru?

A. Candidates can seek clarifications by sending an email with his/her query to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc

Q. Can non-GATE qualified candidates seek admission into M.Tech/M.Des/M.Mgt programmes in IISc, Bengaluru?

A. No, there is no opportunity for non-GATE qualified candidates to seek admission into PG Courses in IISc, Bengaluru.

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Course Category Course Fee Eligibility Exams Accepted
M.E / M.Tech Engineering Rs. 58,400.00 Candidate should be completed Bachelors Degree (10+2+4) system or an equivalent qualification with a minimum aggregate of 60%. A Relaxation of 5% aggregate is there for SC/ST candidates. GATE
B.E / B.Tech Engineering Rs. 69,200.00 Candidate required to pass 10+2 with 60% or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry). JEE Advanced, JEE Main, NEET UG
Ph.D Engineering Rs. 1,05,600.00 Candidates should pass post graduation degree from recognized university.
MMS Management Rs. 3,33,000.00 Bachelor's degree in any stream.
Ph.D(Management) Management Rs. 1,05,600.00 Candidates should pass post graduation degree from recognized university.
Ph.D Science Rs. 1,05,600.00 Candidates should pass post graduation degree from recognized university.
B.Sc Science Rs. 69,200.00 Candidate required to pass 10+2 with 60% or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry). JEE Advanced, JEE Main, NEET UG
M.Des Fashion and Design Rs. 58,400.00 Candidate should be completed Bachelors Degree (10+2+4) system or an equivalent qualification with a minimum aggregate of 60%. A Relaxation of 5% aggregate is there for SC/ST candidates. CEED, GATE

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