The institute was established in 1909 with active support from Jamsetji Tata and thus is also locally known as the "Tata Institute". It was granted the deemed to be university status in 1958 and the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.
IISc aims to be among the world’s foremost academic institutions through the pursuit of excellence in research and 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.
Imparting world-class higher education in an environment of fundamental and applied research in science and engineering. Conducting high-impact research, generating new knowledge, and disseminating this knowledge through publications in top journals and conferences. Applying faculty expertise towards the success of national science and technology initiatives.