Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was established in the year 1909. This is a highly esteemed research institute providing higher education in various disciplines of science. The institute was mainly a brainwork of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. In its initial years, Indian Institute of Science was known as ‘University of Research’ or ‘Research Institute’. Indian Institute of Science is popularly known as IISc. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is one of the top 400 educational institutes as surveyed by Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Campus of Indian Institute of Science

The campus of the institute is situated in North Bangalore, which is 4 km from the principal railway station as well as from the bus stand of the city. Apart from over 40 departments, the campus of IISc accommodates six canteens, three dining halls, a family restaurant, a gym, nine hostel for men and five hostel for women, library, one air strip, 2 shopping centers, beauty salon, massage parlor, faculties’ and staff members’ residential areas.

Academic Departments at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

The centres and the Departments of the Institute can be categorized into Engineering and Science. The Departments are administered by the Dean of the respective departments.

Division of Biological Sciences
  1. BioInformatics Centre
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Centre for Ecological Sciences
  4. Microbiology & Cell Biology
  5. Centre for Neuroscience
  6. Molecular Biophysics Unit
  7. Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  1. Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
  2. Centre for Contemporary Studies
  3. Centre for High Energy Physics
  4. Centre for Cryogenic Technology
  5. Mathematics
  6. Physics
  7. Instrumentation
Division of Chemical Sciences
  1. Materials Research Centre
  2. NMR Research Centre
  3. Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
  4. Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
  5. Organic Chemistry
Division of Electrical Sciences
  1. Computer Science & Automation
  2. Electrical Communication Engineering
  3. Centre for Electronic Design & Technology
  4. Electrical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences
  1. Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Aerospace Engineering
  5. Materials Engineering
Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  1. Centre for Earth Sciences (CEaS)
  2. Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Divecha Centre for Climate Change
  5. Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly known as ASTRA)
  6. Management Studies
  7. Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
Other Centres at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Centre for Scientific & Industrial Consultancy
  • Center for Sponsored Schemes and Projects
  • National Centre for Science Information
  • J. R. D. Tata Memorial Library
  • Digital Information Services Centre
  • Supercomputer Education and Research Centre
  • Bio Informatics Centre
  • Archives and Publication Cell
Academic Programmes at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, offers various degree programs, which can be divided into two major categories, namely, Degrees by Research and Degrees by coursework.

Degrees by Research include courses like MS in Engineering, integrated Ph.D and Phd. On the other hand, degrees by coursework include courses like MTech, ME, MDes and MBA.

The program of Integrated PhD offers opportunities to interested candidates to pursue advanced research in various disciplines of Chemistry, Biology and Physical Sciences.

The two year coursework program of ME/MS in ENGG and M.Tech helps the interested candidates to modify the courses in accordance with their interest, research requirements and interest.

Formed in the year 1948, the Department of Management Studies provides MBA programs for the engineering students. On the other hand, Center for Product Design and Manufacturing offers 2 years graduate program in Master of Design course.

Students applying for M.E and M.Tech must qualify the GATE examination. Career analysis and technical interview rounds determine admission of the research program. For students interested in MBA program of the institute, JMET or Joint Management Entrance Test has to be cleared.

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Central University of Jammu & Kashmir Central University of Jharkhand
Central University of Karnataka Central University of Kerala
Central University of Orissa Central University of Punjab
Central University of Rajasthan Central University of Tamil Nadu
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Indian Council of Social Science Research Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS)
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Last Updated on : March 30, 2016

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