Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (Bangalore)

  • #=186 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 4,161Total Students
  • 446Faculty
  • 5Int'l Students

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore. In 1886, Jamsetji Tata conceived of a university of science that will work for the benefit of India, and in 1898 created an endowment for establishing such an institution. The Government of India then took up the effort, and, in consultation with scientists in England and in India, decided to locate the Institute in Bangalore, where the Maharaja of Mysore, Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, donated 372 acres of land. The Institute was formally vested in 1909, the foundation stone was laid in 1911, and the first batch of students started their studies in the same year. Over the 105 years since its establishment, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India. Beginning with 2 departments and 21 students in 1911, today IISc has over 40 departments, units, or centres, 4000 students, and about 500 academic and scientific staff, supported by 600 administrative personnel.

About

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore. In 1886, Jamsetji Tata conceived of a university of science that will work for the benefit of India, and in 1898 created an endowment for establishing such an institution. The Government of India then took up the effort, and, in consultation with scientists in England and in India, decided to locate the Institute in Bangalore, where the Maharaja of Mysore, Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, donated 372 acres of land. The Institute was formally vested in 1909, the foundation stone was laid in 1911, and the first batch of students started their studies in the same year. Over the 105 years since its establishment, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India. Beginning with 2 departments and 21 students in 1911, today IISc has over 40 departments, units, or centres, 4000 students, and about 500 academic and scientific staff, supported by 600 administrative personnel.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2016
    #147
  • 2017
    #=152
  • 2018
    #190
  • 2019
    #170
  • 2020
    #184
  • 2021
    #185
  • 2022
    #=186

Ranking criteria

45.7
Overall
34.2
Academic Reputation
19.2
Employer Reputation
48.8
Faculty Student Ratio
100
Citations per Faculty
1.2
International Faculty Ratio
1.8
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
4,161

88%
12%

International students
5

0%
100%

Total faculty staff
446

6
440

Total students
4,161

88%
12%

International students
5

100%

Total faculty staff
446

440
6
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Campus locations

Bengaluru (Bangalore) Campus,

Indian Institute of Science , Bengaluru (Bangalore) , Karnataka , India , 560012

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