College: Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Year Established: 1909
Summary: 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 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 subsequently rank tops in NIRF University Rankings . IISc has made significant contribution to life sciences, advanced computing, space, and nuclear technologies.
Courses at IISc
The Department of Management Studies, one of the oldest management schools in the country (established in 1948), offers an M.Mgt program exclusively for engineering graduates. The Center for Product Design and Manufacturing, CPDM,offers the Master of Design course. Started in 1996, the MDes program is a two-year, full-time post-graduate program.
Admissions at IISc
For Master of Management (M.Mgt), which has a ceiling strength of only 25 seats across India, the admission is through CAT (Common Admission Test).