Welcome to IISc

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

"The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was conceived as a 'Research Institute' or 'University of Research' by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the twilight years of the 19th century". It was established formally on May 27, 1909.

"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."

Quotations are from a brief history of IISc by Professor P.Balaram on the occasion of IISc's centenary.