Why Recruit from IISc

The institute has pioneered nation-leading research and education across a wide range of science and engineering fields, and university rankings by several global organizations testify this. IISc as a whole, and several departments in particular, have been consistently ranked among the best in the world, and as the absolute best in India.


Times Higher Education University Ranking

1st in India, 27th in Asia,
99th in Engineering and Technology, 251-300 overall, worldwide

Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2015

Only one from India, 5th in Asia, 20th worldwide (22nd in 2014, 23rd in 2013)

QS University Ranking

1st in India, 6th among all BRICS countries, 147th  worldwide

National Institutional Ranking Framework by MHRD, GoI

1st position

Careers 360: Top Universities in India

1st position

National Institutional Ranking Framework by MHRD, GoI

1st Position for third consecutive year

..and more reasons …

Upholding the revolutionary vision of Swami Vivekananda and J. N. Tata, IISc takes pride in producing graduates who can transform societies through their contributions to science, technology and industry.

With stringent admission criteria, a rigorous training program that pays attention to individual needs, and a residential campus that naturally nurtures team spirit, our students grow into a community of confident, resourceful, and versatile thinkers and problem solvers.

In all recent rankings, national and international, IISc stands out as the top institute in India, attracting the best talent nationally and often globally.

Student projects are invariably designed to be published or patented when complete, giving students exposure to the highest standards of critical thinking as well as exposure to project management and completion skills.

Strong, long-lasting ties with industry through joint research as well as teaching programs provides our students prior exposure to the corporate environment.

Students are exposed to cutting-edge research and are encouraged to take courses in ~40 departments on campus. A large number of collaborative projects are ongoing to solve problems that require multi-disciplinary approaches.

IISc houses state-of-the-art facilities, some even unique internationally, allowing students unparalleled exposure to the best investigational tools.

Participation in international conferences, exchange visits and collaborations, the presence of international students on our campus as well as regular international seminar speakers give our students continuous exposure to an international setting.

IISc is the most sought-after destination for academics in India. Faculty members on roll are well-networked and competitive internationally.

While maintaining the highest levels of academic excellence, students are trained to align their research with national missions or to address problems that would improve the human condition, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Incoming Students

Student admission to IISc at all levels are based on highly compentitive national level eligibility tests followed by interviews, with participation from candidates. Our cutoff scores are generally the highest in the country. According to our 2016 admissions data, only one candidate each is selected among 12 MTech, 25 research and 115 undergraduate degree aspirants. This indeed shows that we are able to attract students of the highest caliber, from across the country.

In addition, IISc offers admissions to a small number of candidates from the Government and private industries. We also admit students from other countries.

All admitted regular students get a monthly stipend from the Institute. A number of our students are awarded coveted fellowships by Government of India and many agencies/industries from India and abroad.