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Indian Institute of Science (IISc) gave rise to many industries, some of which are still around. Its scientists were instrumental in setting up and leading many of India’s independent PSUs.
It also counts among the world’s leading institutions of scientific research.
About Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public, deemed, research university for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management.
It was established in 1909 by a visionary partnership between the industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Mysore royal family and the Government of India.
The institute was granted the deemed to be university status in 1958 and the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.
Location of the Institute: Bengaluru,Karnataka.
What is the historical significance of IISc?
During World War II, IISc contributed towards the war effort by training personnel, manufacturing military and industrial goods, and collaborating with Hindustan Aircraft Limited to repair and maintain British and American warplanes.
Who are the famous Personalities of IISc?
IISc counts among its former students and faculty several eminent scientists such as Homi J Bhabha, the founder of India’s nuclear program, Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of India’s space programme, solid state and materials scientist CNR Rao among others.
Source: This post is based on the article “This science flagship started India’s industrial revolution” published in TOI on 23rd November 2021.