This institute has an interesting history behind the formation. Idea of starting this institute came up during a casual conversation between Jamsetji Tata and Swami Vivekananda in 1892. The institute had its foundation laid in 1909 by the Maharaja of Mysore.
IISc houses around 40 Departments along with world class infrastructure including six canteens, gymkhana, well laid out football and Cricket stadium , family restaurant, as well as separate men's and five women's hostels. Adding to this, the campus also provides faculties and other staff members residences, a library, shopping centers, massage parlors and so on. The institute has isolated plethora of greenery because of the collection of both exotic and indigenous species of vegetation. Architecture of the building is in classical style. Degrees offered by the institute may be mainly grouped into two categories i.e Degrees by Research such as PhD and MS degrees like ME and MBA.