Indian Institute of Science was formed in 1909 in Bangalore, Karnataka with the help of Jamsetji TATA, which led the institute to be known as “TATA Institute”. IISC is a public university and allows students to develop their knowledge in the field of science, engineering, design, and management.

In this university students can complete their Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree programs. Its undergraduate program is available in eight subjects. Students can apply for this program via online only. The duration of the post-graduation courses of this institute is 2 years. To measure the merit of students IISc only depends on the marks of Kishore Vaigyanik Proashan Yojana (KVPY) exam, JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced and NEET. It also holds a reservation quota for SC/ST/OBS/PWC and Kashmir Migrant students.

IISC: Highlights

Institute Type Public University
Established 1909
Affiliated to ACU,UGC, AIU,NAAC
Courses Offered UG Programme, Ph. D. (Integrated) Programs, Tech, M. Des., and, M. Mgt.
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Exam
Facilities Pharmacy, National and international travel agencies, Photo studios, Book Shops, Food Shops, Laundry and Dry Cleaning Options, Banks, etc.
Official Website

IISC: Ranking

As per the QS World University rankings, IISC ranked second in the area of citation per faculty across the globe. According to Times Higher Education World University report, IISC ranked between 301 -350 in 2021. QS World University rankings announced its rank as 185 in 2021 in the world and 51 as per Asia University Rankings. On the other hand, It also ranked 10th across the BRICS nations.

IISC: Courses

The institute offers undergraduate programs in eight streams such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental science, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities and Engineering. Similarly, it also motivates students to complete their post graduations degrees by offering them several areas including biological, physical, chemical and mathematical, etc. In this university, there are total 48 courses available in 5 streams.

UG Programme
  • Course Duration is 4 years
  • In the Bachelor of Science research program students can complete their specialization in Biology, Chemistry, Humanity, etc.
  • Selection Process: Depends on the merit list of KVPY Examination, JEE Main, JEE-Advanced, and NEET.
  • Eligibility: IIT-JEE Main 2020: 60% GEN, 54% EWS, 54% OBC, 30% SC/ST
  • IIT-JEE Advanced 2020: 60% Gen, 54% OBC, 54%EWS, 30% SC/ST
  • NEET-UG 2020: 60% Gen, 54%EWS, 54% OBC, 30% SC/ST
Ph. D (Integrated Program)
  • In this integrated programme students can enhance their research study in several areas including Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical.
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Specially designed for the BSC graduate students so that they can carry on their research study uninterruptedly.
  • Eligibility: Candidates having a Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, etc., are eligible.
M.Tech Course
  • This course will help students experiencing advanced research processes. Areas of research include Science, technology, Engineering.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Accepts only Gate Score
M. Des Course
  • Department of Management Studies offers this management program, especially for engineering graduates.
  • Duration: 2 years full-time post-graduate program
  • Eligibility: Accepts only marks of GATE and CEED
  • Students are also required to attain a Design aptitude test and Interview
M.Mgt Course
  • Master of Management courses are only available for B.E/B.Tech students
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: First class in B.E/B.Tech, only accepts scores of Gate and CAT, GMAT
  • Score division: CAT/GATE/GMAT-15%, UG performance-15%, Communication-30% and Personal Interview-40%.
  • The scorecard should hold the validity as on 2nd August 2021.
  • Areas of study is Business Analytics

IISC Fee Structure

Fees For BSC Course

Tuition Fee (Yearly) 10,000
Gym Fee 1.200
Other Academic Expenses 3,700
Emergency Fund for Students 300
Total 15,200
One-time payments (Statutory payment, which is refundable) 7500
Library Deposit (Refundable) 7500

Fees for integrated PhD program

Tuition Fee (Yearly) 15,000
Gym Fee 1.200
Other Academic Expenses 3,700
Emergency Fund for Students 300
Total 20,200
One-time payments (Statutory payment, which is refundable) 7500
Library Deposit (Refundable) 7500

Fees for M.Des, M.Mgt and MTech

Tuition Fee (Yearly) 9,000
Gym Fee 1.200
Other Academic Expenses 3,700
Emergency Fund for Students 300
Total 14,200
One-time payments (Statutory payment, which is refundable) 7500
Library Deposit (Refundable) 7500

Accommodation charges as per the Courses

B.SC/M.Tech/M.Mgt/M.Des 400 200
PhD (including regular and integrated) 650 325
Others 2000 900
Mess Fees (Monthly Basis) 3,000 (For Vegetarian) 4,000(Non-Vegetarian)

IISC: Admissions

In the time of admissions, IISC only focuses on the merit list. For some courses, the institute designed aptitude tests, group discussion,s and personal interview rounds. The institute determined different cut-off marks for different programs such as for Bachelor of Science course Cut off marks for the JEE (Main): 295 (General), 231 (OBC), 200(SC), 108(ST) and 230 (PH).

  • To get the admission in IISC Bangalore, at first students are required to appear in the national entrance exam.
  • After certain days the institute generally releases their cut off marks for all the exams, different marks for different exams.
  • The next step is the Counselling process for UG students.
  • Students that have cleared the JEE main/NEET will only be eligible for IISC counseling process which is normally scheduled for July 2021.
  • It will be arranged online only.
  • Students need to register themselves on the website of the institute. Once a student gets selected in the counseling process then he or she will be responsible for completing the remaining formalities.
  • On the other hand, admission for IISC M.Tech and M.Des program 2020 will be arranged through the Common offer Acceptance Portal (COAP).
  • In order to get admission to M.Tech program students are required to retain valid marks in GATE and then they must go through the Personal Interview Process.
  • Similarly, the final selection for the M.mgt program will rely on the score in GD and Personal Interview.

IISC: Placements

Every year IISC conducts their placements in the month of September and continues till May next year. Most of the renowned companies that participates in IISC’s placement process are TATA STEEL, TCS, TATA MOTOR, HP, Facebook, Oracle, Intel, MRF, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, etc., The offerings depends on the marks and interview score of the students. The details are mentioned below:

25 Lacs and more than it 9%
18-25 Lacs 16%
15-18 Lacs 25%
12-15 Lacs 16%
9-12 Lacs 21%
Less than 9 Lacs 13%

IISC: Scholarship

  • IISC offers students scholarships/fellowships and allows students to retain this opportunity while joining the institute.
  • To earn scholarships students are required to send their joining forms or reports within 15 days to the authorized agencies so that they can activate students’ fellowships.
  • MHRD scholarships are available only for those students who have qualified in GATE/JEST/JAM and ME/ M Tech/ MSC (Engg).
  • This offered scholarship program’s duration is 2 years and for PhD it will be 5 years.
  • Students who earn salaries from companies are not eligible for this scholarship program.
  • Only the M.mgt students will not be able to participate in this scholarship program.

IISC: Facilities

The institute offers its students a wide range of facilities including a Pharmacy shop, options for national and international travel, Photo studio, Book shop, Tailoring center, Baby care center, Banks, Amenities hall, watch repair shop, Food options, Ladies clothing center, saloons, etc,.

IISC: Faculty

All faculties of IISC have solid subject knowledge and even awarded several times. Former directors C.V. Raman and C.N. Rao were awarded by Bhart Ratna Award. Many IISC faculties also honored by Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and technology.


Ques. Does IISC offers any relaxation in marks for SC/ST/PwD Students during admission?

Ans. Yes, it does. The institute mandates 60% or equivalent marks for general students during admission whereas for SC/ST/PwD students only pass class will be needed.

Ques. What is the amount of scholarship that IISC provides?

Ans. As per the IISC scholarship or fellowship program, students will be eligible to enroll the scholarship amount per month basis.

For PhD – Rs. 31000/35000

M Tech(Res) – Rs. 12400

M Tech/M Des – Rs. 12400

Integrated PhD – Rs. 16000/31000/35000

Ques. Are the international students allowed to take admission in IISC?

Ans. Yes, after registering the portal students need to log in again then they can choose the option non-Indian, overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Ques. How to get admission at IISC Bangalore?

Ans. To take admission in IISC students are required to apply online at the IISC website The next step is registration, after that students will receive a confirmation mail in their verified email id. Once the registration is done students can start filling their application forms. The last step is paying the application fees, for UG (GEN) Rs.500 and 250/- for SC/ST/PwD.

Ques. What are the contact details of the IISC?

Ans. If you face any difficulties during admission then you can email at Or call, SMS – 24*7 Help line number 9845103264