Established in 1909, IISc is India’s premier academic institution. IISc has a vibrant and diverse campus spread over 440 acres of greenery in India’s silicon city of Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore, India’s hub of high-technology companies (in aerospace, electronics, and information technology), educational and research institutions, and numerous start-ups.
From its beginnings, IISc has laid equal emphasis on fundamental investigations and the solution of practical problems. Spread across 42 departments, IISc Faculty and students work in most areas of the basic and applied sciences. The Institute has a student population of around 4,200, of which there are about 2,750 doctoral students, roughly 950 master’s students, and about 500 students in a four-year, research oriented undergraduate programme in the sciences. The Institute also has a 1,500 acre new campus at Challakere in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka. IISc has working collaborations with several technology giants to find solutions to problems in strategic areas like healthcare and energy.