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Indian Institute of Science - (IISC), Bangalore

  • Bengaluru (Karnataka)
  • Private
  • Approved by : UGC, NAAC
  • Bengaluru (Karnataka)
  • Private
  • Approved by : UGC, NAAC

Aug 16, 2022 16:16PM IST

Indian Institute of Science Overview

The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore was established in the year 1909 by a visionary collaboration between the industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Mysore royal family, and the Government of India. Over the last 111 years, IISC Bangalore has grown as India's premier institute for advanced scientific and technological exploration and education. It is recognised by UGC. As per NIRF Ranking 2022, the IISC Bangalore was ranked 2nd in the university and research category, and 2nd in the overall category.

IISC Bangalore courses include various UG, PG, and research programmes and IISC Bangalore admissions are based on entrance exam scores. IISC Bangalore has more than 42 academic departments and centres that fall under 6 splits. IISC Bangalore PG courses admissions are based on JEE scores and PG courses are based on GATE scores for M.Tech and CEED for M.Des. Integrated PhD admissions are done on the basis of JAM scores.

IISC Bangalore Admission Dates for JAM 2023

Sep 7 to Oct 11, 2022Online Application for Examination
Feb 12, 2023 (Sunday)JAM 2023 Examination
March 22, 2023 (Wednesday)Declaration of JAM 2023 Results
April 11 to April 25, 2023Online Application for Admission

Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Latest Update

August 16, 2022 04:14 PM

IISC Bangalore placement registration is open for the academic year 2022-23.

July 15, 2022 09:00 PM

PhD and M.Tech(Research) programmes online applications are closing soon. 

July 15, 2022 02:49 PM

As per NIRF Ranking 2022, IISc Bengaluru tops the research list for the second year in a row.

June 27, 2022 11:47 PM

The fourteenth SPCOM will be held in IISC, Bangalore from July 11-15, 2022.

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Indian Institute of Science Top Courses & Fees

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IISC Bangalore Highlights

University NameIndian Institute of Science
Ownership Govt. Owned
Establishment Year1909
Recognised byUGC 
Exams accepted KVPY / JEE Main / JEE Advanced / NEET/GATE
Courses offered

IISC Bangalore offers 42 courses in science and computer applications at different levels.

IISC Bangalore offers UG, PG, certificate, and PhD degrees.

Mode of educationRegular Courses, Distance learning and Part-time
Collaborations and MoUsWestern Sydney University (WSU), Australia, International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at WSU and the Brain, Computation and Data Science (BCD)

IISC Bangalore NIRF Rankings 2022

NIRF Ranking CategoryNIRF Rankings 2022

IISC Bangalore Courses

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore courses is available in the arts, sciences, commerce, journalism, and other streams. The institution also provides PG diploma courses in a variety of fields in addition to PG programmes. The IISC Bangalore PG courses are two years in length, whereas the PG Diploma courses are one year in duration.

Below are the details of the courses offered by IISC Bangalore:

DepartmentsCourses (B.Sc/M.Sc/PhD)
Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry (BC)
  • Central Animal Facility (CAF)
  • Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES)
  • Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)
  • Centre for Neuroscience (CNS)
  • Microbiology and Cell Biology (MCB)
  • Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU)
  • Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics (MRDG)
Chemical Sciences
  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IPC)
  • Materials Research Centre (MRC)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Research Centre (NRC)
  • Organic Chemistry (OC)
  • Solid-State and Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU)
Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Science (EECS)
  • Computer Science and Automation (CSA)
  • Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE)
Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
  • Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE)
  • Society and Policy (CSP)
  • Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE)
  • Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)
  • Management Studies (MS)
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)
  • Interdisciplinary mathematical sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (ICWaR)
  • Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS)
  • Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC)
Mechanical Sciences
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS)
  • Centre for Earth Sciences (CEaS)
  • Centre for Sustainable Technologies 
  • Chemical Engineering (CE)
  • Civil Engineering (CiE)
  • Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC)
  • Centre of Excellence in Advanced Mechanics of Materials (CoE)
  • Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)
  • Materials Engineering (Mat. Eng.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme (AAP)
  • Centre for Cryogenic Technology (CCT)
  • Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP)
  • Instrumentation and Applied Physics  (IAP)
  • Mathematics  (MA)
  • Physics (PHY)

IISC Bangalore Admission 2022

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore admission is done on the basis of entrance exams. Prior to that candidates need to meet the IISC Bangalore eligibility criteria set for the respective courses.

IISC Bangalore Eligibility Criteria

  • For B.Tech-  A student must have cleared class XII or equivalent from a recognised board with the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language, and any subject other than the above four. They need to qualify for any one of the following entrance exams as well: KVPY / JEE Main / JEE Advanced.
  • For M.Tech./M.Des. or M.Mgt. programme webpages for the specific prior degree qualifications, one must have to be eligible to apply to the department/discipline at IISc. One must only apply to the courses/disciplines they are entitled to. The list of IISc courses/discipline's first choice that is shown to the students at the end of this page is based on whether they have the applicable qualifying degree. Then they should enter details of any programme they have appeared for or are appearing for. One should provide details of the GATE (2020/2021/2022) and CEED 2022 exams they have taken for M.Tech./M.Des. application, and GATE (2020/2021/2022), CAT 2022, and GMAT exams for M.Mgt. application. Also, note the national entrance test eligibility necessities for each of the M.Tech/M.Des or M.Mgt programmes and the particular departments/disciplines within them. They must only apply to the departments/disciplines they are eligible for.


IISC Bangalore Admission Process

To carry on with the IISC Bangalore admission process, candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria, clear the entrance exams, register themselves, fill up the IISC Bangalore application form pay the IISC Bangalore application fee, and wait for the final admission letter. Here are the details about how a candidate can proceed with the IISC Bangalore admission process. 

IISC Bangalore M.Tech Admission Process

Applicants to the M.Tech. course programme must have qualified in GATE in 2020, 2021, or 2022. They need to enter details for all GATE papers and years they qualified in. Applicants should follow the following steps:

  • Enter your registration number after omitting the first two characters having paper code. E.g., suppose they have taken and qualified the GATE the Electrical Engineering paper in 2021 with a registration number EE21S311305004. In that case, they should enter their registration number and select "Electrical Engineering" as the GATE paper below.
  • Enter your GATE score out of 1000.
  • If qualified in GATE 2020 or 2021, you must enter their scores.
  • Suppose you took GATE in 2022 and do not have the score available. In that case, you will be able to update the score from the "Application Status" page even after submitting this application form under "Update National Entrance Test Result(s)" on the left panel. Then update the scores within 1 week of the GATE results being confirmed for the score to be considered.


IISC Bangalore M.Des Admission Process

  • Enter the roll number and CEED score for the 2022 exam. Suppose one does not have the score available. In that case, they will be able to update the score from the "Application Status" page even after submitting this application form under "Update National Entrance Test Result(s)" in the left panel. They must update the score within 1 week of the declared CEED results for the score to be validated.allied


For Integrated PhD, the details are mentioned below:

DisciplinesEducational Qualification
Biological SciencesA minimum of first-class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) or at least first-class or equivalent in BE/B Tech degree.
Chemical SciencesA minimum of first-class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with allies subjects of Mathematics at the PUC or +2 level.
Mathematical SciencesA minimum of first-class or equivalent in B Sc or equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects or BE/B Tech or equivalent degree.
Physical SciencesA minimum of first-class or equivalent in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main subjects or BE/B Tech or equivalent in any discipline.

IISC Bangalore Application Process 2022

Candidates for post-graduate course programmes and post-graduate (PG) research programmes must apply online and pay their fees through the IISC Bangalore online admissions portal. 

  • Click on the PG course programme or PG research programme via the online admissions portal.
  • Students must first create an account on the admissions portal by choosing "new user; to create an account, click here."
  • Fill in your name, date of birth, and email address to register.
  • Check that your name and date of birth on your degree certificates are the same. These values cannot be changed later.
  • After registering, candidates can fill up the IISC Bangalore application form by choosing the desired course filling in the necessary details and paying the IISC Bangalore application fees.
  • Online payment has to be made through net banking, debit card, or visa/master credit card. The fee payment has to be completed before the application is submitted.


IISC Bangalore Application Fees

CategoriesApplication Fee
General / OBC / EWSRs 800
SC / ST / PwDRs 400
ERP candidates (all categories)Rs 2000
Sponsored candidates from government and PSURs 800

IISC Bangalore Curriculum

IISC Bangalore aspires to be one of the world's leading academic institutions by pursuing excellence in research, promoting innovation, providing a world-class education to prepare future leaders in science and technology, and investing in science and technology innovations for India's economy and social well-being.

  • In the context of fundamental and applied science and engineering research, providing world-class higher education.
  • Conducting high-impact research, developing new knowledge, and disseminating it through respected publications and conferences
  • Using academic knowledge to support the success of national scientific and technology programmes
  • Deep knowledge in various fields is used to produce know-how, which is then made available to industry and society.

IISC Bangalore Placement 2022

Registrations for IISC Bangalore placements open during the month of August and January every year on the online portal maintained by OCCaP, IISC. Students seeking final placement chances for their PhD or M.Tech (Research) can register by providing a certificate in the prescribed format available on the IISC Bangalore website, but prior to that, they must present their thesis by 31st July of the current academic year.

IISC Bangalore campus placement is a service provided to all IISC students. Registration is mandatory for students who are interested in placements through OCCaP. Also, students having four or more course backlogs cannot register for placements. They need to clear the backlogs by December and register themselves for IISC Bangalore placements in January.

The IISC Bangalore students get the best opportunities in companies like IBM, City Bank, Myntra, Tata Motors, Toshiba, Bajaj, Airtel, Intel, Mahindra, and Dell. The IISC Bangalore placement cell intimates the interview schedules of students from October.

IISC Bangalore Placement 2022- Top Recruiters

EYOracleBharat PetroleumHero
TATA MotorsToshibaAmazonAMD
MyntraDELLHindustan PetroleumAirtel

IISC Bangalore Scholarship and Fellowship

  • CDS Fellowships- IISC Bangalore sponsored several fellowships supported by industry grants for M.Tech. (CDS), M.Tech.(Research) and PhD students.
  • Government Fellowships- The Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF, a fellowship of Rs 70,000 to 80,000 per month and a research grant of Rs 2 lakhs per year for up to 5 years) is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (PhD) programmes at IISC Bangalore.
  • Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research: A student can get up to Rs 8.7 lakh per year in joint funding from SERB, Industry, and CII for a research topic that is relevant to the industry. Application has to be filed within 14 months of starting PhD. The scholarship is for a maximum period of four years or completion of the PhD programme, whatever completes earlier.
  • Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics & IT: Fellowship of Rs 31,500/month (1st and 2nd Year), and Rs 35,000/month (3rd-5th Year). Students without accommodation facilities will get HRA @ 30%. An annual Contingency grant/support of Rs 30,000 per year for expenditures etc.
  • MHRD Scholarship: All PhD, M.Tech.(Research) and M.Tech.(CDS) students admitted to IISC Bangalore will receive a monthly stipend from Ministry of Education.
  • PhD Students: Rs 25,000/month for the 1st and 2nd years, and Rs 28,000/month for the 3rd-5th Years. Financial assistance of Rs 12,000/month is provided for the 6th year. Students not using the hostel facilities will get HRA @ 30%.
  • M.Tech (Research) Students: Rs 12,400 per month for the first two and half years and financial assistance of Rs 5,000 per month for the next 6 months.
  • M.Tech(CDS) Students: Rs 12,400 per month for the first two years.


External Fellowships

  • TCS Research Scholar Programme
  • IBM PhD Fellowship
  • Google PhD Fellowship Programme
  • Google Women Techmakers Scholars Programme
  • Facebook Fellowship Programme

IISC Bangalore Campus

The IISC Bangalore campus has 1500 acres of land allotted by the Government of Karnataka in 2009 in Challakere Taluk of Chitradurga District. The other campus of IISC being set up in Kudapura village is officially known as "Challakere Campus ". It is 220 km far from Bangalore, and it takes almost four hours to reach the premises from Bangalore city.

IISC Bangalore Facilities

The following facilities located in different parts of the IISC Bangalore campus make regular life smooth and much more comfortable. Moreover, these IISC Bangalore facilities have made the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru a totally self-sufficient campus.

  • Travel Agencies (Domestic & International Travel)
  • Photo Studio
  • Photocopying and DTP Centres
  • Book Shops dealing in Tech. Publications
  • Pharmacy
  • Laundries/Drycleaners
  • Provision and General Stores
  • Bakery & Pastry Shop
  • Hairdressing Salons
  • Baby Care Centre
  • Eateries
  • Ladies Boutique
  • Shoe Repairs Facility
  • Watch Repairs Shop
  • Communications
  • Banks
  • Amenities Hall

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Indian Institute of Science Facilities

  • A/C

  • Auditorium

  • Canteen

  • Computer Lab

  • Guest house

  • Gym

  • Gymkhana

  • Library

  • Medical Facilities

  • Cls. Room

  • Placement

  • Sports

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Indian Institute of Science Rankings

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    #2 Ranked in 2022

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    #1 Ranked in 2022

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    #2 Ranked in 2020

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    #301 Ranked in 2020

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    #530 Ranked in 2020

Indian Institute of Science Reviews

Pros & Cons of Studying at IISC, Bangalore
By Vikash


Overall: Pros : Excellent Faculty Good Exposure and Brand Value of an IISCian Inclination Towards research Motivational Students High Value for Education Value for Money and Good Placement Cons: Highly Competitive Too many projects Loads of Stress Excessive Assignments Getting out is much more difficult than getting in.

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Overall: All the professors at IISC, Bangalore are more than willing to help if you have doubts regarding a question or a potential hypothesis. And there are courses catering to specific topics like microscopy, NMR, protein sequencing which include both theory and practicals.

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Related Questions

I want admission in IISC banglore in MSc physics , so what is the criteria to get admission there?
-Lam -Updated on May-06-20221 Answers

Lam Vijaykanth, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,  

IISc Banglore does not offer PG in Physics but it offers integrated courses in Physics (PG and Ph.D. together)

Basic Qualification and Eligibility: For Integrated Physics Course is a candidatemust have a  minimum of first-class or equivalent in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main subjects or BE/B Tech or equivalent in any discipline.

Apart from the eligibility criteria, candidates must have qualified either in IIT JAM or JEST. 

Can I still apply for UG admission at IISc Bangalore for the academic year 2021-22?
-Abhik -Updated on Jul-22-20211 Answers

Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the UG admission application process for the academic year 2021-22 of IISC Bangalore has concluded. You have to wait until the beginning of the B.Sc (research) admission process for the academic year 2022-23 to commence to apply for admission. Or else, you can try our Common Application Form through which you can find out some other distinguished colleges and institutions offering admission into various B.Sc courses. These institutions have not yet concluded their intake process for the current academic year. Just go through the detailed eligibility criteria laid down by these institutions and apply directly based on your qualifying exam score. Call 18005729877 to find out more about the admission process through our CAF now!

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Is IISC, Bangalore recognized by the UGC?

Yes, IISC, Bangalore is recognized by the UGC.

Is IISC , Bangalore a government college?

IISC , Bangalore is Private college.

When was the college , IISC , Bangalore established ?

IISC , Bangalore was established in the year 1909.
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Indian Institute of Science Contact Number, Address & Location Map, Bengaluru

  • 08023600757
  • regr@admin.iisc.ernet.in
  • http://www.iisc.ernet.in/
  • The Registrar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, INDIA

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