IISc Bangalore: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Maimil Maiti Maimil Maiti | Mar 27, 2023
Maimil Maiti
Maimil Maiti

Updated on - Mar 27, 2023

IISc Bangalore Latest Updates

  • March 23, 2023: IISc Bangalore UG,PG and PhD admissions end today.

IISc Bangalore was conceptualized in the late 1800s. To this end, Tata set up a provisional committee under the leadership of Burjorji Padshah, an educationist, to come up with an outline for the proposed university.  The Institute which started with just two departments – General and Applied Chemistry and Electrical Technology – today the college has over 40 departments expanded across six divisions: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research, Mechanical Sciences, and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

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IISc Bangalore Quick Insights

IISc Bangalore is a public, deemed, research university for higher education and research in various fields like science, engineering, design, and management. Other highlighting features are listed below:

Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore
Year of Establishment 1909
Type of College Public
Campus Area 400 Acres
Approval UGC
Courses Offered UG, PG, and PhD
Facilities General Store, Hostel, Laundry, Labs, Saloons, etc.
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India

IISc Bangalore Ranking

IISc Bangalore received many awards for its consistent performance at the institute. Some of the awards and rankings are given below:

  • Ranked 42 by THE Asia University Rankings, 2022
  • IISc stands in the Top 100 natural sciences category of the QS world ranking category, 2022
  • IISc was ranked at 56th position in the latest QS Rankings for Asian Universities, 2021
  • Jaya-Jayant Award for Teaching Excellence in Science/Engineering
  • CST Students won the Best Student Paper award at the CATE-2019 Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
  • IISc has been ranked as India's #1 university in the NIRF Rankings released by the MHRD
  • Won the Lexus design award for 2019

IISc Bangalore Courses

IISc Bangalore provides higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. Given above are the IISc Bangalore's major courses:

Department Courses
Sciences B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc + PhD
Design M.Des
Management MBA

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IISc Bangalore Departments

IISc Bangalore offers many departments for students to look after all the courses in different domains of sciences. The departments are as follows: 

Chemical Science Biological Science Electrical Science
Electronics Science Computer Science Mechanical Science
Physical Science Mathematical Science Interdisciplinary Research

IISc Bangalore Admissions

IISc Bangalore 2022 admissions are invited from eligible applicants for admissions to the regular research programme and integrated PhD programs. B.Tech admission 2022 is open and applications are welcomed till August 31. Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test or the qualifying degree. The selection is based on the performance in the interview and the cutoff.

IISc Bangalore Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all courses are given below with the required documents that students need to submit to the institution before joining and taking part in the IISc Bangalore Admission.

B.Sc Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th standard are eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have studied physics, chemistry and mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard.
  • Candidates who have studied biology, statistics, electronics, computer science, etc., in addition to physics, chemistry and mathematics are also eligible to apply.

PhD. Eligibility Criteria:

  • For the PhD program candidates with ME/MTech/M.Sc(Engg)/MS/MBA (post-BE/B Tech/Master’s degrees) will be short-listed for an interview for PhD programmes based on their academic performance
  • Candidates with BE/B Tech from any centrally funded technical institution (CFTI) with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or equivalent either of the seventh semester or at the end of the eighth semester

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates with qualifications in BE / B Tech or an equivalent degree should have a valid GATE scorecard. 
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in physics/chemistry/mathematics/statistics/computer science/electronics followed by qualifications obtained through an examination conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE.

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Why Choose IISc Bangalore?

IISc Bangalore is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in India and has the highest citation per faculty among all the universities in the world. A few more highlighting features of IISc Bangalore are listed below:

  • It has developed into a prominent research and teaching centre, with over 2000 active researchers working in practically every frontier field of science and technology.
  • It is one of India's oldest and greatest centres of its type, with a strong worldwide academic reputation.
  • IISc is well-known for its academic independence, emphasis on research excellence, and high-quality teachers and students.
  • The Institute provides various centrally placed facilities for researchers.
  • Students do the majority of the research, and the Institute provides scholarships to all students.
  • The Institute promotes collaboration initiatives with a variety of worldwide institutions and research groups.

IISc Bangalore Cut Off

IISc Bangalore cut off 2022 has been released. The institute offers many courses for UG and PG admissions, The students who are seeking admission in this institute are required to meet the cut-off criteria of the same and also need valid marks in JEE Main and NEET for B.Sc; GATE for M.Tech.

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IISc Bangalore Infrastructure

IISc Bangalore provides world-class facilities. It enhances the experience of college life at every stage of student life while students study at the college. It provides a vast number of labs in all disciplines for students to sharpen their practical knowledge. The facilities of the college are as follows:

  • Travel Agencies (Domestic & International Travel)
  • Photo Studio
  • Book Shops dealing in Tech. Publications
  • Pharmacy
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaners
  • Super Market
  • Tailoring Shop
  • Juice Shop
  • Provision & General Store
  • Bakery & Pastry Shop
  • Hair Dressing Saloons
  • Eateries
  • Banks
  • Amenities Hall

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IISc Bangalore Placements

IISc Bangalore has numerous leading industrial organizations that visit the Institute for campus recruitment and offer good career opportunities to graduating students. The median package offered to students of the 2021 batch was INR 20 LPA. Further, the highest and average package offered to Indian Institute of Science Bangalore students was INR 39.5 LPA.

Top Recruiters:

Bharat Petroleum Hindustan Petroleum TSMC
Flipkart Amazon Myntra
Goldman Sachs IBM Adobe
Samsung Microsoft Tower
JP Morgan Walmart Qualcomm

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IISc Bangalore Scholarship

IISc Bangalore students are granted scholarships/fellowships from the date of joining the Institute. Students are entitled to payment of fellowship from the date of sanction from the respective agencies. A few IISc scholarships are given below:

  • Scholarships/fellowships from CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/AICTE/DAE (NBHM)/DST
  • IISc provides MHRD scholarships/fellowships 
  • Scholarships and fellowships from GE, Infosys, IBM, HP, Tata, Philips, Bell Lab, Microsoft, Department of Electronics and Information Technology

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IISc Bangalore Collaboration

IISc Bangalore has established many collaborations and memorandum of understanding with many international universities, some universities with whom IISc have MOUs are listed below:

International Collaborations:

Country Partner University
USA Purdue University
University of Washington (UW)
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Southern California
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Auburn University (AU)
The Pennsylvania State University
Texas A&M Engineering Experiments Station (TEES)
China Tsinghua University

IISc Bangalore Alumni

IISc Bangalore has produced many successful leaders and scientists in various fields of sciences. Below listed are a few of the great minds the university has given to the nation:

Notable Alumni Profession
Rajagopala Chidambaram Indian physicist
A. S. Kiran Kumar Indian scientist
K. R. Sreenivasan Indian aerospace scientist, fluid dynamicist and applied physicist
Ganapathy Baskaran Indian theoretical physicist
Baldev Raj Indian scientist and director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research


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IISc Bangalore Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 7
Total Faculty 500
Year of Establishment 1909
Campus Area 371 Acres
Recognised by UGC

IISc Bangalore Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
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IISc Bangalore Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
M.Tech ₹27,400 2 Years
MMS ₹3,02,000 2 Years
M.Sc -- 5 Years
B.Sc ₹39,900 3 Years
PhD ₹75,600 3 Years

IISc Bangalore Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IISc Bangalore

MMS [Master Management Studies]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 3,02,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 39,900 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by IISc Bangalore


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023

IISc Bangalore FAQs

Is there a course available at IISc Bangalore after the 12th Standard?

Yes, a 4 year Bachelor of Science (Research) program is offered at IISc Bengaluru. The candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 12 Class and qualify in one of the national tests – KVPY/  IIT-JEE (Main) or (Advanced)/ NEET.

How to get admission in IISc for the M.Tech/M.Des/M.Mgt programs?

Selection to M.Tech is only through the GATE exam. Selection to M.Des is through GATE/CEED followed by a Design Aptitude Test and interview. Selection to M.Mgt is through GATE/GMAT/CAT followed by a group discussion as well as an interview.

Is there any interview or aptitude test in the selection procedure for admission to the M.Tech program?

Yes, the M.Tech program in Electronics System Engineering, Climate Science, Computational Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering have aptitude tests and interviews. M.Tech program in Nanoscience and Engineering and Communication Networks have the only interview, after shortlisting based on GATE scores.

I wish to apply for M Tech and M Des programs both. Can I apply through a single application?

Yes, one application form is sufficient to apply to M.Tech and M.Des programs. A maximum of 5 preferences can be entered in a single IISc application form.

What is IISc famous for?

The University is known for its academic freedom, focus on research excellence, and the high quality of its faculty and students

IISc Bangalore Reviews

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Academics & Faculty


College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities


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Aditya Sahu | , batch of 2022

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility criteria is: student must have mathematics as a subject in his 10+2 or equivalent, along with Physics and Chemistry, which are required for the qualifying exams. Student must have secured a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade in 10+2 or equivalent course. Entrance Examinations with their cut-offs this year (general category): KVPY: SA & SX - AIR 220, SB - AIR 2 (Yes, only 2 top rankers) JEE MAINS, JEE ADV and NEET: AIR 220

Abhirami P S | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2018

  • 4.4
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The admission into IISc happens in three ways through three different exams. They are IIT-JEE, NEET and most importantly KVPY. Every year majority of the students that come are through KVPY since the cut-offs for the former exams are pretty high. The cut-offs change every year and that depends on the number of students applying and their grades. The website for the college should be approached for this. If you have passed through this which is the first part of the selection, you are called for an interview which will be pretty easy questions.

Parth Williamson | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Apr 01, 2017

  • 3.8
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 4.5
  • Infrastructure 4
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2016 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2017 are eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard. Candidates who have studied Biology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination. Selection Based on the merit list of one of the following national examinations: KVPY: KVPY-SA [appeared in 2015 and selected for the Fellowship] KVPY-SB [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship] KVPY-SX [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship] KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2015 for SA, 2016 for SB/SX a

Nikhil Sai | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2017

  • 2.8
  • Placements 4.5
  • Fees 2
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 2.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria for joining Indian Institute of Science is clearing the GATE exam.

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