Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Information
Known As :
IISC Bangalore
Estd. Year :
1909
Phone :
080-22932004
Fax :
080-23600683/0085
Email :
regr@admin.iisc.ernet.in
Website :
Address :
The Registrar
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Banglore-560012
Karnataka, India
City :
Banglore
State :
Karnataka
Introduction

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was conceived as a ´Research Institute´ or ´University of Research´ by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the final years of the 19th century. A long period of almost thirteen years was to elapse from the initial conception in 1896 to the birth of the institute on May 27, 1909. The early history of the Institute is a fascinating chapter in the story of higher education and scientific research in India. The cast of characters in the drama that led to the establishment of the Institute includes, in addition to its charismatic and generous founder J.N. Tata, figures from the pages of Indian history. There is Swami Vivekananda, whom J.N. Tata befriended on his famous voyage to the United States, the Maharaja of Mysore, Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and his mother then acting on his behalf, and Lord Curzon the Viceroy of India, whose first task on arrival on December 31, 1898 was to receive a draft proposal prepared by the Provisional Committee set up to plan the establishment of the Institute. The plan was shepherded through many difficult years by Burjorji Padshah, a close associate of J.N. Tata. Unfortunately, J.N. Tata died in 1904 unaware that his vision would indeed be realized a few years later. When the British Government fi nally issued the Vesting Order in 1909, an unmatched experiment in higher education and research was launched in India. IISc is truly the first example of a public-private partnership in this country; an institution, whose evolution over a century is testimony to the robustness of its foundations.

Director Details
Name :
Prof. P. Balaram
Phone :
080-23600690
Email :
diroff@admin.iisc.ernet.in
Near By
Airport :
Arrival at the new Bengaluru International (BIAL) Airport - 35kms KM.
Railway Station :
Yeshwantpura railway station - 2 KM.