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Review of Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore

8.4 / 10

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Aditya
Aditya
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2022
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10

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.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
10/10

10-12 hostel blocks, accomodating a total of 3000 students. No two hostel blocks are alike. Hostel and mess fees: ₹5000 per month. No idea about PGs I would say its far better than what I have heard about other colleges. There are 4 messes: A: South Indian Veg, B : North Indian composite, C: South Indian composite, D: North Indian Veg. We get 4 meals a day. We get chicken 4 days a week, fish twice and mutton once a week. All other meals in lunch and dinner have eggs. This is in 2 composite messes. The 2 veg messes give fair share of decent dishes as well. Mess charges are included in Hostel and Mess charges, which is 5000 per month. No additional amount need to be paid. There's WiFi in nearly every building, other than hostels. That's a big issue we are dealing with and will be sorted out soon. Besides, there are certain common rooms meant for sitting and surfing using the high speed IISc WLAN. High speed is required for the state of art research and laboratories. The JN Tata Memorial Library is one of the best institute libraries across the country. Some labs have exquisite instruments with high end facilities and security systems, while some UG Labs need a little improvement, which are bound to happen. Besides, there is a Gymkhana, which includes courts for Badminton, tennis, a gymnasium, equipment for chess, billiards and many other games. Outside the Gymkhana building, there are grounds for football, cricket and a ground meant for common sports and athletics. There is a table for Table-tennis in nearly every hostel and of course in Gymkhana as well. There are 3 standard cafeterias and one restaurant, which stay open covering 'together' a wide range around the clock, starting from 7 in the morning to 2 in the night.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

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.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
10/10

The tuition fees is INR 10000 per annum, Hostel and Mess charges: ₹60000 Gymkhana fee: ₹1200, Other Academic Expenses: ₹3700, Students Emergency fund: ₹300 [All fees are Annual]. KVPY Scholarship given to all the students who went in trhrough KVPY, which I have mentioned earlier. Other students get institute scholarship. All the students. I don't think so, fees is quite nominal.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
10/10

We get KVPY fellowship, which is ₹5000 per month for first 2 years, then ₹7000 for the next two along with a contingency grant of ₹20000 per year. Besides, we can go for other internships and summer projects. I have done a reading project in Differential Geometry. We have a placement cell which manages industrial placements as well as recruitments in Govt organisations like ISRO and DRDO. However, most of the people opt for PhD in foreign universities. Average package will be around 12-15 lakhs per annum, but as I said, a very small proportion of students go for it. Packages range from 10 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum. Alumni plays a very crucial role in the life of the students. They are doing their PhDs in various locations around the globe and recommend good places for pursuing further education based upon their experience. The UG programme started in 2011, so it's a very small community, with an intake of nearly 120 students every year. But being the top-most ranked institute in the nation, we get our fair share of a wholesome academic exposure and an environment that caters to variety of inetersts in the field of science and research.


Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

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
Abhirami
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2019
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
7/10

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.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
10/10

There are close to 7 hostels for boys and 3 for girls. The construction of new hostels is in progress. Hostel bill is INR 1000 per month(maximum). Slight variation among hostels is there. Mess bill also varies depending on which mess you are in. It could range from INR 3000-4500 per month. All the amenities and infrastructure are great. Besides the library, there are lots of other places where you can study.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

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.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
10/10

The course fee is INR 15000 every year. This is excluding the mess and hostel bill which will come close to INR 5000 every month( together). The scholarship available is institute, Inspire, and KVPY. Everybody will get one or the other.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
7/10

I have done two projects so far and both of them were in the campus itself. I worked with two professors respectively. Since I am an Inspire fellow, I get a scholarship of INR 5000 per month along with a contingency fund of INR 20000. The placement details are not very clear as almost 3/4 of the people prefer to do Ph.D. after bachelors.


Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

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
Parth
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2018
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
7/10
  • 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.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
8/10

3.5 Facilities in the Campus

3.5.1 Hostel and Dining Hall Facilities Separate hostel accommodation for male and female students is available in the campus. Nearly 3000 students, including about 500 girls, are housed in various hostels on campus. Two hostels, each of capacity 600, have been built recently. Girl students are housed in single rooms in one of these hostels. UG boys in their first two years will be housed together in a single hostel and provided with single rooms. At present, there are two messes that cater to the tastes of a variety of cuisines from different parts of India. The students are required to abide by the hostel/mess rules in force.

3.5.2 Recreation The Gymkhana in the Institute campus is the centre of all cultural and extra-curricular activities of the students. It has some of the best sports facilities in Bangalore with a cricket ground, tennis courts, swimming pool, cinder track, indoor badminton court, billiards, table tennis tables, etc. A well-equipped gymnasium with the latest multi-trainer and wall-bar equipment is another attraction. It also has indoor and outdoor auditoria. The Ranade library, attached to the Gymkhana, has a collection of 10,000 books and subscribes to over 50 magazines. A well-maintained outdoor swimming pool, a T.V room, music and reading rooms, and a snack parlor situated in the premises, are all very popular. Film, Music, Yoga, Nature, Debating and Photography Clubs are being nurtured by the Gymkhana. 3.5.3 Health Centre The Institute provides medical facilities to students and staff at the Health Centre. An out-patient clinic and in-patient wards are administered by full-time professional doctors and nursing staff. In addition, specialist consultancy services are provided in Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dental Health, Psychiatry and Gynaecology. Cases requiring other specialist services are referred to the appropriate Medical Centres in the city. The Health Centre has a diagnostic laboratory, an X-ray facility and non-invasive diagnosis by ultrasonography. 


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
  • 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+).

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10
  • 3.1.1 Fee structure (in Rs.) Tuition Fee (Annual): 10000 Gymkhana Fee (Annual): 720 Other Academic Fee (Annual): 2380 Students Emergency Fund (Annual): 200 Statutory Deposit (Refundable): 2000 (to be paid in the first year only) Library Deposit (Refundable): 2000 (to be paid in the first year only) 3.1.2 Scholarships Depending on their performance in national examinations such as KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced), and AIPMT, students will be able to avail themselves of the standard fellowships offered by agencies such as KVPY and DST-INSPIRE.
  • 3.2 Reimbursement of Travelling Expenses Candidates who join the Institute are eligible for reimbursement of Second-Class Railway / Bus fare by the shortest route from the place of residence to the Institute. This is as follows: For attending the counseling (both ways) For joining the Institute (one way). A duly filled-in TA form with journey tickets should be submitted to the Admissions Unit within 15 days of joining the Institute. Beyond this period, no claim will be accepted.
  • 3.3 Concessions for SC/ST Candidates Minimum qualification : Relaxed to a PASS CLASS Seats : Reservation as per Government of India Rules. Selection : Based on relaxed criteria. Travelling Allowance (TA) : II Class rail or bus fare by the shortest route for: Attending the counseling Joining the Institute TA for (a) will be sent to the home address of the candidate by Money Order only and it will be paid at the Institute for (b). Current fee structure for SC/ST candidates (in Rs.) Tuition Fee (Annual): Fully Waived Gymkhana Fee (Annual): 720 Other Academic Fee: 2380 Students Emergency Fund (Annual): 200 Statutory Deposit (Refundable): 2000 (to be paid in the first year only) Library Deposit (Refundable): 2000 (to be paid in the first year only) 3.4 Physically Handicapped Persons 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped candidates, as specified by the Government of India. Candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part/system/extremity/extremities/whole body, etc., will be given the benefit. The candidates in this category are required to be certified by a Medical Board at IISc. The Medical Board will decide the following: Whether the candidate qualifies for the benefits under this category. If the disability is likely to interfere with his/her studies. The Medical Board duly constituted for this purpose shall meet at the time of counseling for the programme and at the time of reporting for the course programme. Candidates who are not certified by the Medical Board as Physically Handicapped will not be considered for admission under this category. The decision of the Medical Board is final.

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

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 and selected for the Fellowship] (IIT)JEE-Main: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD) (IIT)JEE-Advanced: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD) NEET-UG: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD). Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Person with disability (PWD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per Government of India regulations. Procedure for Applying Application Forms (available only online): 



nikhil
Nikhil
Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2017
INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
5/10
  • There are 10 to 15 hostels present in Indian Institute of Science.
  • The hostel fee is Rs. 10,000 per month.
  • The food cost Rs. 60 per meal.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
5/10
  • The class timings at Indian Institute of Science starts from 10:00 am.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
4/10
  • I don't know about the course fee at Indian Institute of Science.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • I did my training at Hindustan shipyard limited, Vizag for 30 days.
  • I didn't get placed still at Indian Institute of Science campus.

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria for joining Indian Institute of Science is clearing the GATE exam.


Khantesh
Khantesh
Mtech Chemical Engineering, batch of 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • I wrote GATE-2016 in Chemical Engineering & secured All India Rank-12 among 15495 students.
  • I got admission based on my GATE Score.
  • People below All India Rank 100 have qualified for this course