Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore

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Updated On - Dec 14, 2021

Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore Overview

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 

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Quick Links:

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.

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.

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.

Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 7
Total Faculty 500

Exams Accepted by Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore


Exam Date: Nov 28, 2021

Result Date: Jan 03, 2022


Exam Date: Feb 13, 2022

Result Date: Mar 22, 2022


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.

IISc Bangalore Reviews

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

Reviewed on Aug 04, 2021

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

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 na

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

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2018

  • 4.4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

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.

Fees and Scholarship

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.

Parth | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

  • 4.1
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Fees and Scholarship
  • 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 In

Nikhil | Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017

  • 3.1
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
Placements & Internships
  • I did my training at Hindustan shipyard limited, Vizag for 30 days.
  • I didn't get placed still at Indian Institute of Science campus.
Fees and Scholarship
  • I don't know about the course fee at Indian Institute of Science.
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