Indian Institute of Science (IISc),Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Urban. 400 acres: main campus in Bangalore. 1500 acres: second campus in Challakere.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public university for scientific research and higher education located in Bangalore, India. Established in 1909 with active support from Jamsetji Tata and H.H. Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It is also locally known as the "Tata Institute". It acquired the status of a Deemed University in 1958. IISc is widely regarded as India's finest institution in science, and has been ranked at number 11 and 18 worldwide (and ranked 3rd and 6th in Asia) when considering the criteria of Citations per Faculty in 2014 and 2015 respectively. IISc was ranked 11 in the world when considering the criteria "Citations per faculty" by QS World Universities rankings in 2016. IISc was the first Indian institute to feature on Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology in the year 2015-16 at 99th position. IISc has been ranked number 1 and 4 in the BRICS and Asian region respectively while considering the criteria of Papers per Faculty in 2015. IISc has also been ranked 6th in the criteria of research by the Times Higher Education Rankings for the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016,. IISc has been ranked 20 worldwide in the Global Employability University Ranking 2015 rankings. IISc ranks at number 1 in the NIRF University Rankings. IISc has made significant contributions to life sciences, advanced computing, space, and nuclear technologies.

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Administrative staff: 467

Students: 3743

Undergraduates: 418

Postgraduates: 3325

Male students 99.152083 : 0.847917 Female students

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Engineering and Technology