To live and work at the Institute is a special privilege. In reflecting on the past, present and future of the Institute, an exchange between Morris Travers, the first Director, and Lord Willingdon, the then Viceroy, is worth recounting. Willingdon went around the Institute in June 1914 and said: "I had no idea that there was anything like this in India". Travers responded: "There is nothing like it in India; and nothing better in Great Britain". In ensuring that this sentiment is true, a great deal of work remains to be done.

A new site has been created as a guide to prospective and new faculty to IISc.