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Foundation: 1909

Mission: Our mission is to realize our vision by: 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. Applying deep knowledge in various areas to create knowhow and developing such knowhow for utilization by industry and society.

Vision: 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.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionBRIICSIndia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +548th308th251st32nd
Arts and Humanities +587th145th142nd16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 701st336th263rd8th
Business, Management and Accounting 763rd273rd226th36th
Chemistry 498th241st201st6th
Computer Science 386th129th91st7th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +399th210th206th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 433rd140th125th9th
Energy 426th250th199th21st
Engineering +348th160th115th6th
Environmental Science 578th400th364th75th
Mathematics 379th119th87th4th
Medicine +652nd292nd227th11th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 674th341st285th36th
Physics and Astronomy 445th189th137th2nd
Social Sciences +560th129th108th2nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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