Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore was visualized as the ‘University of Research”, in the mid nineteenth century by J.R. Tata. This institute is regarded as the driving force behind creation of modern engineering academies like IIT and NIT. IISc has been ranked as number 1 under the title “Ranking of Indian Engineering and Technological Institutes for their research performance during 1999-2008″ published recently by the journal Current Science.

The institute is among the top 400 leading engineering and technological institutes, according to a survey conducted by Academic Ranking of World Universities, in the year 2011. In the year 2010, by a survey conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, IISc ranked among the top 76-100 for its departments of Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering. A remark by BBC regarding this institute is, “IISc, which is not a university but a research institute is ranked higher than IITs in research in India”.

Name of the Institution Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Location Bangalore
Type Deemed
Established Year 1911
  • Department of Electrical Sciences
  • Electrical Communication Engineering Center for Electronic Design & Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Automation
  • Division of Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biophysics Unit
  • Microbiology & Cell Biology
  • Center for Ecological Sciences
  • Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
  • Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Center for Contemporary Studies
  • Center for Cryogenic Technology
  • Center for High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Pro gramme
  • Division of Mechanical Sciences
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Center for Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Department of Materials Engineering
  • Management Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Center for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Center for Sustainable Technologies
  • Department of Chemical Science:
  • Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Research Center
  • NMR Research Center .
  • Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
  • Courses under Director
  • Supercomputer Education & Research Center
  • National Center for Science Information
  • J.R.D. Tata Memorial Library
  • Digital Information Services Center
  • Bio Informatics Center
  • Center for Continuing Education
  • M.Tech
  • M.E.
  • MDES
  • For admission to M.Tech Program, applicants are selected on the basis of GATE score and rank.
  • For some courses like Computational Science and Electronics Design & Technology, aptitude tests and interviews are conducted generally in the month of April.
  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following subject – Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Science, Statistics, Electronics, and Computer Science from any institute/university recognized by AICTE/UPSC or equivalent to B.Tech or B.E.
  • For applicants in MDES a student should have a Bachelor’s degree in Design or Architecture
  • Students completing Master’s degree are eligible for M.Tech programs
  • For MDES programs, applicants need to qualify in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) or CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) and should have valid score cards