The main emphasis of the Institute is on research, and it expects the faculty and students to initiate and carry out research programs of a quality that is on par with international standards. The Institute continuously strives to provide the required support and the entire setup (including administration) is geared for facilitating the pursuit of excellence. The Institute offers complete freedom to the faculty to pursue his/her research interests. Students of the Institute get the unique opportunity to be a part of this endeavour, often setting up their own experimental facilities, interacting with internationally recognized colleagues, thus grooming themselves to be the leaders of the future.

Our Patent Portfolio (1994-2014)










  • 1 Bharat Ratna
  • 34 Padma Awards
  • 46 JC Bose Fellowship Awards
  • 78 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards
  • 29 Swarnajayanti Fellowship Awards
  • 2 Infosys Prizes

Collaborating with IISc

A representative list of companies with which IISc faculty have research interaction include Boeing, Cadila Pharmceuticals, Daimler Chrysler, General Electric, General Motors, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Indian Immunologies, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Nortel, Pratt & Whitney, Robert Bosch, Texas Instruments etc.
Some of them have set up specialized laboratories or research centers within IISc to foster long term collaborations.