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Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore

About Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore

The brainchild of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, a strong businessman, and humanitarian, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) 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. NIRF ranked IIS No 1 among the top universities in India.

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.

IISc Bangalore Admissions are based on the merit list of one of the national examinations for all the courses offered by the college. A few amenities located in different parts of the campus make day-to-day life smooth and comfortable. In fact, these facilities have made IISc a totally self–contained campus.

Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore Highlights 
 Type of College  Public
Approval  UGC 
Year of Establishment  1909 
Fee IISc Bangalore Fees
 Admission Details IISc Bangalore Admission
Facilities   General Store, Hostel, Laundry, Labs, Saloons, etc.
Address   CV Raman Road, M S Ramaiah Nagar, Yeshwanthpura, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 560012
Courses Offered  UG, PG, and Ph.D 
IISc Contact Number  +91 80 2293 2228 

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IISc Bangalore Courses:

IISc offers so many courses with so many specializations for students. All those courses are given below:

Courses Specializations
Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics, and Physics
M. Tech
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Instrumentation, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics System Engineering, Computational & Data Science, Climate Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics & VLSI Design, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Communication and Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing, Nano Science and Engineering, Smart Manufacturing.
M. Des -
M. Mgt -
Integrated Ph.D. (M.Sc. + Ph.D.)
Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences
Integrated M.Tech and Ph.D.
Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Ecological Sciences, Neuroscience, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Organic Chemistry, Solid State and Structural Chemistry, Microbiology and Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mathematics, Physics, High Energy Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Computational & Data Sciences, Nanoscience and Engineering, Computer Science and Automation, Electrical Communication Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Materials Engineering, Sustainable Technology, Management Studies, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Instrumentation & Applied Physics, Energy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanoscience and Engineering, Water Research, Cyber-Physical Systems, Biosystems Science and Engineering, Climate Change, Brain and Artificial Intelligence

IISc Bangalore Departments:

IISc 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 Facilities:

The facilities provided by IISc are just world-class. 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 the disciplines for students to sharpen their practical knowledge. The facilities of the college are as follows:

  1. Travel Agencies (Domestic & International Travel)
  2. Photo Studio
  3. Photo Copying Centre
  4. DTP Centre
  5. Book Shops dealing in Tech. Publications
  6. Pharmacy
  7. Laundry/Dry Cleaners
  8. Super Market
  9. Tailoring Shop
  10. Juice Shop
  11. Provision & General Store
  12. Bakery & Pastry Shop
  13. Hair Dressing Saloons
  14. Baby Care Centre
  15. Eateries
  16. Ladies Boutique
  17. Shoe Repairs Facility
  18. Watch Repairs Shop
  19. Communications
  20. Banks
  21. Amenities Hall

IISc Bangalore Placement:

Numerous leading industrial organizations visit the Institute for campus recruitment and offer good career opportunities to graduating students. These exercises are regulated by the Office of Career Counselling and IISc Bengaluru Placement (OCCaP) which also renders guidance and support to the course and research students about other placement possibilities, including those notified through advertisements, references, and special requests from various industrial and research organizations.

Top Recruiters:

 Bharat Petroleum Hindustan Petroleum  TSMC 
Flipkart  Amazon  Myntra 
Goldman Sachs  IBM  Adobe 
Samsung  Microsoft  Tower 
 JP Morgan Walmart  Qualcomm 
KPMG  Intel  Cisco 
Dell  SAP  Huawei 
Max linear  Oracle   Texas Instruments
Western Digital  Airtel  Analog Devices 
Star  HSBC  Citi Bank 
Credit Suisse  Toshiba  Sapient 
Hewlett Packard  Rakuten  Mathworks 
Citrix  Qubole  Hi 
Sterlite Power Larsen & Toubro Exide
Netradyne Philips Tata Steel
Tata Motors TCS Siemens
Hero UTC Aerospace Systems Ashok Leyland
Mahindra MRF Airbus
CAT Bajaj Dr. Reddy's

IISc Bangalore Scholarship:

Students are granted scholarships/fellowships from the date of joining the Institute. Immediately upon joining the Institute, the students are expected to send the joining report within 15 days to the respective agencies concerned appropriately for activating their fellowships. Such students are entitled to payment of fellowship from the date of sanction from the respective agencies. A few IISc scholarships are given below:

  1. All the students who join the Institute (except for the M Mgt program) are eligible for scholarships/ fellowships from CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/AICTE/DAE (NBHM)/ DST as the case may be.
  2. IISc provides MHRD scholarships/fellowships for selected students whose mode of entry is GATE/JEST/JAM and ME/M Tech/M Sc(Engg) qualified.
  3. Scholarships/fellowships from GE/ Infosys/ IBM/ HP/ Tata/ Philips/ Bell Lab/ Microsoft/ Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) are also available for deserving students.
  4. The value of the scholarship/fellowship per month for students registered in different programs of the Institute is as given below:
  • Ph.D. – INR 25000/28000
  • M Tech (Res) – INR 12400
  • M Tech/M Des – INR 12400
  • Integrated Ph.D. – INR 16000/25000/28000

IISc Bangalore Awards & Rankings:

For the consistent performance of the institute, it received many awards and rankings from so many reputed organizations. Some of them are given below:

  • IISc stands in the Top 100 natural sciences category of the QS world ranking category. 
  • Jaya-Jayant Award for Teaching Excellence in Science/Engineering
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in Science/Engineering
  • Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Science/Engineering
  • Amulya and Vimala Reddy Lecture Award in the Field of Sustainable Development
  • Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Assistant Professors
  • IISc Distinguished Alumnus/alumna Award (given by the IISc Alumni Association).
  • The Indian Institute of Science entered the Simon Marais Mathematical Competition for the very first time in 2018 and has done extremely well. Competition is held all across the Asia-Pacific region annually.
  • CST Students won the Best Student Paper award at the CATE-2019 (Comfort at the Extremes 2019) Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai.
  • IISc has been ranked as India's #1 university in the NIRF Rankings released by the MHRD.
  • The team from IISc has won the Lexus design award for 2019.
  • Mindtree has created an endowment focused on AI research with IISc.
  • IISc UG team wins GOLD in the IGEM 2018 competition in Boston.
  • IISc was ranked at 56th position in the latest QS Rankings for Asian Universities.

Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Entrance Exams Details 2021

Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

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.

 Course  Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard and those who are expecting to complete 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.
  • 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 
  • Candidates with qualifications in BE / B Tech or an equivalent degree should have qualified and hold 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture/Design.
  • Applicants possessing a minimum of a second class of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology Design/Architecture with a valid GATE score or CEED score are eligible to apply
 M Mgt
  • Applicants possessing a minimum of first-class or equivalent in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent with a valid GATE or CAT or GMAT scores are eligible to apply 
 Integrated Ph.D (Biological Sciences)
  • A minimum of first-class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) or a minimum of first-class or equivalent in BE/B Tech degree.
  • Should have qualified for JAM in Biological Sciences or Biotechnology or chemistry or Mathematics or Physics  Biotechnology.
Integrated Ph.D (Chemical Sciences) 
  • A minimum of first-class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 levels. 
  • Should have qualified for JAM in Chemistry or Biological Sciences or Physics.
Integrated Ph.D (Mathematical Sciences)  
  • A minimum of first-class or equivalent in B Sc or equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects or BE/BTech or equivalent degree.
  • Should have qualified for JAM in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics.
Integrated Ph.D (Physical Sciences) 
  • A minimum of first-class or equivalent at B.Sc. or an equivalent degree of physics as one of the main subjects.
  • For the Ph D program candidates with ME /M Tech / M Sc(Engg)/MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/Master’s degrees) will be short-listed for an interview for Ph D programmes based on their academic performance (including their past performance in national tests, in which they have qualified prior to their Master’s degree, and/or the number of Publications they have).
  • 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.

IISc Bangalore Admissions:

Applications for IISc Admission are invited from eligible applicants for admissions to regular Research Programme [Ph.D./M Tech (Research)], Course Programmes [M.Tech/M Des/M Mgt], Integrated Ph.D. Programs, and Research (Ph.D. only) under External Registration Programmes. Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test or the qualifying degree as detailed in the above table. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview) and the IISc Bangalore cutoff.

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore

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Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27,400
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 59,100
Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master in Management Studies [MMS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3.02 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 59,100
Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 39,900
Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 86,500
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 59,100

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Indian Institute of Science, [IISc] Bangalore Medical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 59,100

Indian Institute of Science, [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.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 5 Student's Reviews 8.4/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
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Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 3/5 students

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by UGC; affiliated to Indian Institute of Science - [IISc], Bangalore.

Hostel Details

Indian Institute of Science Hostel Details:

The Indian Institute of Science, one of the premier research institutes of India, is a fully residential institute. There are many self-governing hostel blocks, some of which are for ladies and some for gents. These hostel blocks collectively can house about 3500 plus students who stay on campus. The hostels are huddled in lush green surroundings with open lawns in most of them. No two hostels are identical. There is also an ample parking facility for bicycles and two-wheelers. Some of the IISc facilities are given below:

  • Confined service for married students is available. It will be allotted on a seniority basis.
  • Guest rooms for visiting parents of students are also available.
  • The hostel complex also houses small utility shops like bakery, laundry, cycle repair, hair cutting and pharmacy.
  • There are four different Mess facilities for students. A and D messes serve only Vegetarian food. B and C messes are a composite mess that serves both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Food.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : CV Raman Road, M S Ramaiah Nagar, Yeshwanthpura, Bangalore, Karnataka
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Student Reviews

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2022

Classes start at 8:30, each class lasts 1 hour, there is a 30 mins break at 10:30, then a 1 hour lunch break at 1:00 pm, then lab hours from 2:00 to 5:00. Saturday and Sunday are holidays. We will be studying all the subjects in the first 3 semesters, then we choose our major. There are mid-sems and end-sems, besides some quizzes and tests. Being the top-rated research institute in the country, it provides us with highly distinguished professors who have pursued their PhDs and post-docs from top 20 institutes in the world. So quality of teaching is undoubtedly impeccable. Lectures are mostly delivered using PowerPoint slides and lecture notes are mailed to us by the teaching assistants. There is no ragging, absolute freedom to do variety of recreational stuff, ambient climate in Banagalore, well connected transportation system, highly academically enriching surrounding, and a lot more, combined together give a very holistic experience for a student doing his bachelor's.


There are tons of clubs in UG, and students clubs in general. The most powerful of which is the Student's Council. There are also department specific clubs. We UGs conduct an annual tech cum cultural fest, Pravega. It's fun, and we face the real drill since there are very less students to manage the entire things and hence participation by nearly every student becomes crucial. The institute organises the annual freshers and orientation ceremony, Sangam, wherein different cultural events take place. Life depends upon how you perceive. You get the freedom to choose. You can go all guns blazing, living out a life, returning late at night, of course managing the study pressure, or you could stay low profile, stuck in your room doing stuff. You get everything for whatever choice you make.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2019

The first three semesters, we have class-cum-lab from 8:30 to 5. After that, we have classes averaging from 2-3 hours every day, exclusive of labs, but you will enjoy it nevertheless because, from the fourth semester, you are the one choosing your courses. The classes are awesome because you are taking the courses with Ph.D. students and that really gives you a lot of exposure. The teaching does vary, but the sincerity is kind of constant in all teachers. I really enjoy the classes and the assignments. It is almost like they really want us to get involved with the class and to understand everything to the last detail. The experiences that this college brings is like no other. You get to interact with the country's best brains every single day.


There are different clubs like dance, music, literature, poetry, linguistics, programming and photography clubs. Most of the festivals are celebrated here. The main event conducted here is an open day where the whole institution holds a large scale science exhibition. It is a very grand event. The other event besides this is pravega, out annual tech, science and cultural fest.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2018
  • The place is usually very calm and serene. So don’t expect a loud and lousy atmosphere. It is green, very green. If you’re coming to Bangalore for the first time, you will be in awe while strolling through Gulmohar marg in campus. It is usually a little cold all the time. So do carry a blanket with you. At times it just rains and rains and never stops. Campus becomes a little gloomy (cause I don’t like rains a lot). There will be a lot of work and most of it would be hard, at least in the first semester. This is because you are being adjusted to world class level. There are a lot of clubs, different lingual samitis and a great music group Rhythmica. There are lot of males in Engineering and very few females. This ratio improves in departments like Biology.
  • In Undergrad also there are going to be many more males than females, just like in an IIT. There are a lot of students in IISc. Your life can get as social as you want. This is important since many people like to be with very few people and IISc is good with that. Students hang at Night canteens often. There are excellent sports facilities. There are two grounds, a tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court and a gym as well. I am not much into sports, hence my list could be incomplete. Mess food is not great, but its very much manageable. You get non-veg meals everyday. The main canteen (Prakruti) is very good and serves all sorts of food from breakfast to dinner. There is an ambient restaurant (Nesara) right in the middle of the campus. There are plenty of night canteens as well (3+).

  • Students' Council IISc The Students' Council (SC) is the representative body of the entire student community of the Indian Institute of Science. We are the interface between the students and the administration and we work together to identify and address concerns that affect the students directly and indirectly. It represents the interests of the students and participates in discussions and decisions that affect the student community. We aim at the all round development of students and organize several extra curricular events through the year in association with the Gymkhana and the various activity clubs on campus. SC also coordinates the student volunteer effort for the Institute events that are organized periodically. We also provide an opportunity to be a part of activities, motivated by our sense of social responsibility and aimed at giving back to society. The SC is led by the Governing Council constituted by the Chairman, the General Secretary, the Secretary - Academic Affairs and the Secretary - Women's Affairs .
  • The members of the Governing Council are elected for a term of one year. They work with the Steering Committee which is the policy-making & advisory body and the Executive Committee formed by the coordinators of various SC committees to implement its decisions and plans. Two representatives from each of the departments are members of the Council. Do browse through the website to know more about the SC, its committees and activities. Fashion... N all traditional festival's celebrated.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2017
  • The class timings at Indian Institute of Science starts from 10:00 am.

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