Indian Institute of Science, also known as IISc, was set up in the year 1909 at Bangalore, Karnataka. The college has 6 academic divisions and 45 academic departments. Apart from that, the college has around 13 departments under the director and 6 autonomous societies/centers. Admissions are done via online mode based on the merit in qualifying entrance exams for respective courses.

The college has an active placement cell that annually conducts recruitment drives for eligible meritorious students. Last year around 25% students got placed with a salary package between INR 20 LPA to INR 30 LPA. Some of the top recruiters of the college include Oracle, Toshiba, HSBC, Cisco, Dell.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Highlights

Institute Name Indian Institute of Science
Established | Institute Type 1909 | Deemed to be University
Campus Area 440 acres
Courses Offered UG, PG, Integrated Ph.D.
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance based
Top Recruiters Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum, Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Exide, L&T, Tata Steels. Ashok Leyland and many more.
Facilities Available Travel agencies, Photo Studio, Book shops, Photocopy & DTP Centres, Pharmacy, Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Hostel, Gymkhana, Health Centre, Auditorium etc.
Official Website https://www.iisc.ac.in/

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Rankings

  • IISC was ranked second in the world in terms of citation per faculty by QS world university.
  • It was ranked 301-350 in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020.
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it as the top institute in India and 29th in the 2019 Asia ranking.
  • It was ranked 401-500 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2019.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Courses

IISc offers full time on campus courses at UG, PG and research level in engineering and management streams. The details of the courses along with their specialisations are tabulated below:

Courses Details
B.Sc.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed 12th or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and minimum 60% aggregate from a recognised Board/University
  • Specialisations: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics
  • Selection Criteria: Candidates must qualify any national level entrance test like KVPY, JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET UG or equivalent
M. Tech
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed B.E/B. Tech or equivalent engineering stream with at least second class from a recognised Board/University
  • Specialisations: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Instrumentation, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics System Engineering, Computational and Data Science, Climate Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Communication and Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing, Nano Science and Engineering, Smart Manufacturing
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in GATE entrance exam followed by Aptitude test and interview
M. Des
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology stream or equivalent with at least second class from a recognised Board/University
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in GATE or CEED entrance exam followed by Design Aptitude test and interview
M. Mgt
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed B.E/B. Tech or equivalent engineering stream with first class from a recognised Board/University
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in GATE/CAT/GMAT entrance exam followed by Group Discussion and interview
Integrated Ph.D. (M.Sc. + Ph.D.)
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed Bachelor’s degree in relevant stream with first class from a recognised Board/University
  • Specialisations: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in JAM and JEST entrance exam followed by interview
Integrated M.Tech and Ph.D.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: Must have passed Bachelor’s degree in relevant stream with at least second class from a recognised Board/University
  • Specialisations: Molecular Reproduction; Development and Genetics, Ecological Sciences, Microbiology and Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Neuroscience, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Organic Chemistry, Solid State and Structural Chemistry, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mathematics, Physics, High Energy Physics, Computer Science and Automation, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Computational & Data Sciences, Nanoscience and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Materials Engineering, Sustainable Technology, Management Studies, Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Biosystems Science and Engineering, Energy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanoscience and Engineering, Water Research, Cyber Physical Systems, Climate Change, Brain and Artificial Intelligence
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in qualifying exam and interview

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Admission

Candidates seeking admission to UG, PG and research courses at IISc, Bangalore must follow eligibility norms prescribed by the institution.

  • Online mode of applications is accepted
  • Candidates are allotted seat based on merit in qualifying entrance examination
  • Application forms are available on the official website
  • Click here to fill online application for 2020-21 UG courses
  • Click here for online application for PG admissions

Documents Required:

  • Marksheet and passing certificate of class 10
  • Marksheet and passing certificate of class 12
  • Qualifying examination degree
  • Qualifying exam admit card and score card
  • Recent passport sized colour photographs
  • Offer Letter
  • Domicile certificate
  • Category certificate 

How to Apply?

  • Candidate need to visit the official website of IISc, Bangalore
  • From the homepage, click on the tab for ‘Admissions’
  • From the new open page, select ‘Apply Online’ link
  • There will be two tabs, one for UG and second for PG admissions, select the desired link
  • Register as a new user
  • Enter valid details related to academics and personal data in the application form
  • Pay the fees via online mode
  • Finally submit the application form before due date

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Placements

IISc Bangalore has an active placement cell known as OCCaP or the Office of Career Counselling and Placement that conducts recruitment drives annually for final year students. There are opportunities made available for placements as well as internship programs

  • For internships of 2020-21 batch that commenced in February 2020, highest stipend offered on campus is 1.15 lacs per month while average stipend was 57k per month
  • Around 25% of the students got placed with salary package under the range INR 20 LPA to INR 30 LPA
  • The highest salary package was INR 40 LPA while average package offered was INR 10 LPA
  • Placements usually commences from September/October till May
  • Recruiters and students need to register themselves on the OCCaP portal to access students database and placement details respectively
  • Some of the prominent past recruiters include Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum, Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Nutan, Adobe, Samsung, Microsoft among others
  • Click here to register in OCCaP portal.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Facilities

IISc Bangalore in itself is a self-contained campus that provides almost all required facilities in the premises itself. The list of facilities available is detailed below:

  • Travel agencies: The college campus includes two tour and travels companies that provides domestic and international travel services
  • Hostel: The campus has hostels with mess and other required facilities for outstation students and staff. There are boys, girls and guest rooms with total capacity of 3000 students
  • Gymkhana: The campus has facilities for health and wellness including swimming pool, gymnasium, kung fu classes, badminton court etc.
  • Health Center: IISc has a well-equipped health center that undertakes outpatient and inpatient services along with facilities of clinical lab, dental unit, operation theaters etc.
  • Provision and General Stores: There are 2 provision stores that supplies daily essentials to students and staff
  • Other facilities include tailoring shop, photocopy and DTP center, banks, eateries, amenities hall, auditoriums etc.

FAQs

Ques. Can I take admissions to M. Tech without applying for GATE exam?

Ans. As of now, there are no non-GATE admissions available for M. Tech, M. Des or M. Mgt courses at IISc. After qualifying GATE, one needs to qualify the successive interview and aptitude round as well for final seat allotment.

Ques. Does IISc Bangalore offer 100% placement assistance to students?

Ans. Yes, at IISc Bangalore, there is an active placement cell OCCaP that annually conducts placement and internship drives for eligible students of final year. The college does offers 100% placement assistance by organising pre placement talks, training and other placement related talks, but selection completely depends on one’s academic and interview performance.

Ques. When will the application forms be available for admission into IISc Bangalore?

Ans. Eligible students need to apply via online mode for seeking admissions to UG and PG degree courses. Online applications are made available on the official website of IISc from 1st of February every year till around mid of March. As of now, there is no provision for offline applications.

Ques. How to reach out IISc Bagalore for admissions and other related queries?

Ans. IISc Bangalore is accessible by rail, air or road easily as it is at 7kms distance from the railway station and 35 kms from the airport. Also, the official website contains all necessary information related to academics and admissions. One can contact the college at 22932210/ 22932977 or mail at admission.acad@iisc.ac.in. Also there is availability of 24*7 helpline 9845103264 for resolving queries.

Ques. Does IISC Bangalore provide hostel accommodation to outstation students?

Ans. Yes, there is hostel facility available on campus for outstation students and staff. There is availability of all basic facilities at the hostel including mess and security. Total capacity is 3000 including boys and girls hostel. There are separate rooms available for visiting parents as well.