Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was established in 1911, July with the initiatives of Jamshedji Tata, Sir K Shesadri Iyer and Shri KrishnarajaWodeyer 4, the Maharaja of Mysore.

The institute was given a status of Deemed University in 1956.

Departments of IISc Bangalore

Division of Biological Sciences

The division of Biological Sciences are as follows:

  1. Biochemistry

  2. Center for Ecological Sciences

  3. Microbiology & Cell Biology

  4. Molecular Biophysics Unit

  5. Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics.

Division of Mechanical Sciences

The division of Mechanical Sciences are as follows:

  1. Mechanical Engineering

  2. Aerospace Engineering

  3. Center for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

  4. Center for Product Design & Manufacturing

  5. Center for Sustainable Technologies

  6. Chemical Engineering

  7. Civil Engineering

  8. Management Studies

  9. Department of Materials Engineering

Department of Chemical Science

  1. Organic Chemistry

  2. Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit

  3. NMR Research Center

  4. Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

  5. Materials Research Center

Department of Electrical Sciences

  1. Center for Electronic Design & Technology

  2. Computer Science & Automation

  3. Electrical Communication Engineering

  4. Electrical Engineering

Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

  1. Center for Contemporary Studies

  2. Instrumentation

  3. Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme

  4. Mathematics

  5. Center for Cryogenic Technology

  6. Center for High Energy Physics

  7. Physics

Courses under Director

  1. National Center for Science Information

  2. Supercomputer Education & Research Center

  3. Bio Informatics Center

  4. Digital Information Services Center

  5. Center for Continuing Education

  6. J R D Tata Memorial Library

Programs Offered

The institute offers the following programmes:

  • ME

  • MTech

  • MDES


The eligibility for admission in the courses are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering and Technology.

  • Bachelor's degree holders in Science, Mathematics, Electronics, Statistics, Computer Science from an institute recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to BE or BTech.

  • For M Des program: Bachelor's degree holders in Architecture, Design.

  • For MTech program: Master's degree holders in Mathematics, Statistics, Instrumentation, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

  • For M Des program: Candidates should qualify in the respective paper in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) and should have the valid score cards.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is given below:

  • MTech Program: Instrumentation: Selection is based on GATE score and rank/
  • Electronics Design & Technology: Post screening based on GATE marks, an aptitude test and interview are conducted in the month of April 2007.
  • Computational Science: Aptitude test and interview are conducted during April after the screening is done on the basis if GATE score. Selection will be based on performance in the aptitude interview and test.
  • MDES Program: Design aptitude test and interview are conducted after screening based on GATE, CEED marks at the Institute during the month of April and selection will be based on performance in the aptitude test and interview.

Research Programs

The IIS also carries out research Programs in the following areas:

  1. Molecular Biophysics Unit

  2. Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

  3. Materials Research Center

  4. Organic Chemistry

  5. Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit

  6. Astronomy & Astrophysics

  7. Mathematics

  8. Microbiology & Cell Biology

  9. Product Design & Manufacturing

  10. Sustainable Technologies

  11. Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

  12. Chemical Engineering

  13. Civil Engineering

  14. Mechanical Engineering

  15. Materials Engineering

  16. Materials Research

  17. Super Computer Education & Research

  18. Computer Science & Automation

  19. Electrical Communication

  20. Engineering

  21. Electrical Engineering

  22. Electronics Design & Technology

Integrated Phd Programmes

These integrated Phd courses are also offered by IIS in the following disciplines:

  1. Physical Sciences

  2. Chemical Sciences

  3. Biological Sciences

  4. Mathematical Sciences

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