IISc is India's premier research institute with 40 research departments, centres & producing over 2902 PhDs and 56,456 research papers in the last 110 years. The spirit behind starting IISc is embodied in our founder J N Tata’s famous quote on philanthropy.

"There is one kind of charity common enough among us… It is that patchwork philanthropy which clothes the ragged, feeds the poor, and heals the sick. I am far from decrying the noble spirit which seeks to help a poor or suffering fellow being… [However] what advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country."

- Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Founder


Started in 1909

One of the oldest and finest centres of its kind in India and has a high international standing in the academic world.

#1 in NIRF

For the fourth consecutive year, IISc has been ranked as India's #1 university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings released by the Ministry of HRD.

#1 QS World

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been ranked as the world's top research university in terms of Citations per Faculty in the latest QS World University Rankings.


Active researchers working in almost all the frontier areas of science and technology.

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