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About IISc

The Indian Institute of Science is India's premier research institution. Founded in 1909 by J.N. Tata, it is home to over forty departments, 3,500 students and 500 faculty members, all devoted to cutting edge research in science and technology. IISc regularly features as India's top institute in both global and national rankings.

The students of IISc are some of the best minds India has to offer. Admission to any of the Institute's many programmes is extremely competitive, with only the top 0.1% of the nation's talent realizing their aspirations.

IISc's campus is a sprawling 443 acres right in the centre of Bangalore. The campus is a deeply scenic and calm environment, filled with greenery and a huge variety of flora.

In 2011, IISc pioneered the creation of the first 4 year Undergraduate Bachelor of Science programme in India. Now in its second year, it enjoys 200 young, dynamic minds who are the cream of India's student community. Not afraid to chase their passions, these students turned down much coveted offers from the IITs and NITs in favour of growing under the wing of India's best scientists.

The Undergraduates have already made their mark on India's national college scene. They have won many national competitions, represented India in international science camps, and have even published research papers in reputed international journals. Now they take on organizing the first truly inter-college science festival in India.