Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

The brain child of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore was established in 1909 and has the status of a Deemed University since 1958. IISC aims to be among the world’s foremost academic institutions, through the pursuit of research excellence and the promotion of innovation, by offering world class education to train future leaders in science and technology, and by applying science and technology breakthroughs for India’s wealth creation and social welfare.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

The brain child of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore was established in 1909 and has the status of a Deemed University since 1958. IISC aims to be among the world’s foremost academic institutions, through the pursuit of research excellence and the promotion of innovation, by offering world class education to train future leaders in science and technology, and by applying science and technology breakthroughs for India’s wealth creation and social welfare.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?
Selection is based on the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and performance in the on-campus interview.
What are the Important dates of Admission Process ?
Sr No. Key Activity Dates
1. Start of online application Feb 1 2020
2. Last date of application March 23 2020
3. DAT/Interview April 2020
How can I apply ? What are the application fees ?

Applications are accepted online at https://www.iisc.ac.in/

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ? Are any Sample Papers available ?
The entrance exam pattern is as follows :

Section 1 (A) Non-Verbal ability (colors and their usage)
Section 1 (B) Tests maths and theoretical understanding on engineering design
Section 2 Tests the student’s ability to solve fairly real life, creative problems related to practical design
What skills and aptitudes are they testing for ?

Applicants are tested for the following aptitudes and skills :

  • Engineering knowledge
  • and analytical thinking ability
  • Aesthetic sensitivity and communication ability
  • Overall aptitude for the design programme
Which cities is the Entrance Exam held in ?

Cities where CEED is conducted are :

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • New Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Roorkee
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Visakhapatnam

DAT Centre :

  • IISC-Bangalore campus

General Information

Name of the Institute

Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore

What was the Year of Establishment ?
IISC was established in the year 1909 .
Which University are they affiliated to ?
IISC-Bangalore has the status of a “Deemed University” since 1958.
Which Campuses do they have ?

IISC has its sole campus in North Bengaluru, Bangalore.

What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?
The institute offers the following flagship Design programme :

Masters in Design (M.Des) Full-time: 2 years Specialization : Product Design & Engineering
What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for programs at the Institute ?

The Eligibility Criteria is :

  • Bachelors in Engineering/Architecture/Design
  • A valid GATE 2018/2019/2020 or CEED 2020 score
What are the Fees for different Programs ?
Sr. No. Heads Amount (In Rs.)
1. Tuition Fee 9,000
2. Gymkhana Fee 1,200
3. Other Academic Fees 3,700
4. Statutory Deposit (Refundable)* 7,500
5. Library Deposit (Refundable)* 7,500
6. Students Emergency Fund 300
TOTAL 29,200

* To be paid in the First Year only (All Fees are Annual)

Is there any Reservation in Seats ? If so, what is the split ?

The Reservation in Seats is as follows :

  • The Institute accepts about 400 students every year
  • This number includes about 50 sponsored candidates and faculty members from engineering colleges under the Quality Improvement
  • Programme (the Defence Services, Indian Space Research Organization, NTRO, BARC, NAL, CPRI, KSRTC, BMTC, PWD and BDA)
    25 seats are reserved for Product Design Students
Does the campus have Residential facility ?

The details of Residential Facilities provided are :

  • Separate hostel blocks for boys and girls
  • The hostel blocks together can house about 3000+ students
  • Limited accomodation for married students and families is also available
  • Four different mess facilities are available
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

IIT IDC has a number of International Affiliations.

For details please visit the given link : https://www.ir.iitb.ac.in/?page_id=88

What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

The Infrastructure Facilities provided by IISC are :

  • Computer facilities
  • Labs
  • Interaction design studio
  • Gym
  • Hostel Facilities
  • Photo and video studio
  • Product development cell
  • Library
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?

Following are the highlights of the School’s Teaching Methods :

  • The programme takes engineers and architects through a most challenging design aptitude test called DAT and handpicks the best
  • Knowledge, skill and reflection-based curriculum that prepares them to lead existing practice and create new practices in Design
Are there any Scholarships & Student Loans available ?

Details of Student Scholarships :

  • M.Des students are eligible for an annual scholarship of Rs. 12,400
  • Candidates who receive a salary from their Employers/Sponsors are not eligible for any scholarship

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?
Placements are fairly startup focused; the average package offered for M.Des pass- outs is around Rs.10-11L p.a.

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