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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE (IISc) Bangalore: Admission, Entrance Exam, Courses, Facilities & Placements

Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore) is a public, research university situated in Bangalore. Established in 1909, IISc. is one of the top government universities in the country to get admissions in engineering, design, research, and management.

Located in the IT hub of the country, IISc. has 6 divisions and 45 academic departments. Admissions at IISc are done via online mode based on the scores and All India Rank secured in the respective exam for taking admissions in IISc.

Spread in an area of 371 acres, IISc has a beautiful architecture with the basic amenities, research centers, labs, and everything that a student needs to explore the world of technology, research, ad design. The institute has been awarded the Institute of Eminence in 2018. It is one of the six institutes to be awarded this degree of respect. The institute believes in discoveries, innovation, leading, and serving the world. Hence, it made its tag line as “Discover and Innovate; Transform and Transcend; Serve and Lead.”

Important Highlights of IISc

13th July 2021IISc Bangalore Edit window open (for an update of KPVY Exam Ranks)
15th July 2021Edit Window closed (for KPVY Exam Ranks)
30th June 2021Admission List released for IIT JAM 2021

The institute has commenced the admissions for BSc (research), M. Tech (Research), Ph.D. Programs for the session 2021-2022.

IISc has an active training and placement cell dedicated to the recruitment drives on the campus. The campus has recorded placement of the students in the leading industries such as Oracle, Dell, Cisco, HSBC, etc.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Rankings

  • 2nd Rank- In terms of citation per faculty by QS World
  • 301-350- By Times Higher Education World University 2020.
  • 29th Rank- At Asia Level for the year 2020.
  • Ranked among the top institutes in India by Times Higher Education World University
  • 401-500 by Academic Ranking of World Universities in the year 2019.

Courses Offered by IISc. Bangalore

IISc offers a  wide range of courses for the students enrolling for Bachelors, Masters, and doctoral programs. Here is the list of the courses offered by IISc, Bangalore:

CoursesDurationEligibilitySpecializations Available at IISc.Entrance Required
B.Sc.4yearsPassed 12th Grade from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as major subjects.
Must have an aggregate of 60% in Class-12th
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, and Physics. National Level Entrance Examination- KPVY, JEE Advanced, and NEET UG.
M-Tech2yearsMust have passed B.E/ B-Tech from a recognized state/ national university of higher importance.
Candidate must have secured at least 2nd class to be eligible for M-Tech at IISc.
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic System, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, MIrcoelectronics, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering, Smart Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, VLSI Design, Earth and Climate Science. GATE.
Candidate must have secured merit in GATE followed by an Aptitude Test and Personal Interview.
M. Des2yearsB.E/ B-Tech from a recognized state/ national university of higher importance.
Candidate must have secured at least 2nd class to be eligible for M. Des at IISc.
DesigningGATE/ CEED followed by Design Aptitude Test and Interview.
M.Management2yearsBachelors from a recognized state/ national university of higher importance.
Candidate must have secured 1st class to be eligible for M. Mgmt at IISc.
GATE / CAT/ GMAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Integrated MSc. + Ph.D.4yearsBachelors from a recognized state/ national university of higher importance.
Candidate must have secured 1st class to be eligible for an integrated course at IISc
Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences.JAM/ JEST entrance exam followed by a personal interview.
Integrated M.Tech + Ph.D4yearsPassed B.Tech/ B.E from a state-recognized/ national university of higher importance with at least 2nd class. Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Solid State and Structural Chemistry, High Energy Physics, Organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and Engineering, and much more.
You can check the website to know more about the Integrated M.Tech + Ph.D.programe.
IISc. qualifying exam followed by an interview.


IISc. Bangalore Facilities

IISc itself is a self-contained campus that contains all the facilities required by the students. The facilities include:

1. Travel agencies: The campus has the accessibility of travel agencies within the campus to provide and travel and tour services.

2. Hostel: The campus well-equipped with great hostels with a capacity of over 3000 students. The hostel has a well-connectivity with the mess which provides wholesome and nutritious food to the students and the guests at the campus.

3. Canteen: The campus has various canteens to sit and relax in the lunchtime and get delicious food at the same time.

4. Gymkhana: The campus has facilities of gym, swimming, basketball court, volleyball court, badminton court, gymnastics, etc at the gymkhana club of the campus.

4. General and Medical Store: There is a general and medical store on the campus to get the things of basic utilities at the campus itself.

5. Health Centre: The campus is well-equipped with a dental unit, operation theatre, qualified doctors for the students as well as the outpatients.

6. Other facilities include photocopy, grooming saloons, banks, ATM, tailoring shop, etc.

The campus has such a big and beautiful infrastructure that covers everything a person at campus needs.

IISc. Bangalore Admission Process

The admission process at IISc. is divided based on the course you are enrolling for.

You must visit the IISc website to get the complete details about the admission process for various disciplines.

Placements at IISc. Bangalore

The campus witnessed a lot of placements of the students studying in various disciplines at IISc. Top companies like Dell, Hp, Intel, Microsoft, Bosh, Cisco, Samsung, Adobe, Goldman Sachs, and much more approach campus for the placements. The average package at IISc is around 20LPA.

The institute has good records of securing the maximum placements every year. The highest salary recorded in the year 2020 at IISc was 40LPA, whereas the lowest went down to 10LPA.

You can expect many MNCs, Indigenous, and foreign companies to come to the campus to recruit the best talents for the industry.

1. How to get admission in IISc. ?

You must qualify for any of the exams from KPVY, JEE Advanced, NEET(for bachelors), CAT/GMAT/GATE (For Management course), CEED, GATE(for design), GATE (for M-Tech), and GATE/ JAM/ JEST (for Ph.D. and integrated courses).

2. What is IISc. famous for?

IISc. is famous for the quality education it provides to students. The institute is also famous for its research and development and good placement with an average placement of 20 LPA.

3. Does ISRO recruit from IISc?

Yes, ISRO recruits students from IISc for the students in the field of research, aerospace engineering, Physics, and Environment. IISRO recruits students from IISc for various research departments at IISRO.

4. Is JEE Mains enough for IISc?

No, you must get a good rank in JEE Advanced to get into IISc. The ranks of JEE Advanced is decided by IISc for admissions at various Bachelors program. 

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