IISC Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
72 Reviews
4.5
72 Reviews
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Pros
  • It is the one of the best place in India to carry out your B (in 8 reviews)

  • World class machinery brought in whenever its required for research (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Quite a lot of politics goes on inside the institute (in 5 reviews)

  • Accommodation provided by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is not good (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IISC

    Pros

    Huge learning curve, opportunity to become a skillful researcher, beautiful campuses

    Cons

    no set working hour, poor infrastructure at Kudapura

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience Well thought out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IISC part-time

    Pros

    Great Research experience, great team experience

    Cons

    Highly individual work environment, Need to usb around for getting work done

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Project

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IISC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great minds and loads of assistance

    Cons

    Pretty far off from heart of the city

    Recommends
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    Good for research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IISC

    Pros

    Allows you freedom to learn, flexible, ability to explore and be creative.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, inefficient staff. Bureaucratic procedures are also a hinderance

  6.  

    Masters' by Research Program

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    Current Employee - Masters' Student in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Masters' Student in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IISC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of intellectual freedom. Great professors and highly talented students. This is the best place to do research in India. Work hours depend on your lab - a few advisors are strict about lab timings, most are not.

    Cons

    Sometimes your choice of research problems can get constrained by lab funding situation. Poor stipend. Masters' students receive Rs. 8000 per month and PhD students get Rs. 18000.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good place to carry out research work

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IISC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure since various departments are present all in one place. Scientists are very helpful and supportive. This is the best place to carry out research.

    Cons

    Nothing much. all the departments are far away be ready to walk unless u know to ride cycles :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management is doing its best already

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great research experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IISC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - A chance to work on come cutting edge research
    - Great facilities, especially in nanoscience and engineering (CeNSE)
    - Knowledgeable faculty
    - Easy to collaborate with other research groups in India and abroad

    Cons

    - Plenty of bureaucracy, procuring necessary lab equipment can take ages
    - Culture is very dependent on the group lead
    - Collaborating with other researchers can be frustrating at times if they don't move as fast you'd like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More freedom to research groups in ordering lab equipment that does not involve going through all the red tape.

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  9.  

    Very good place for research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IISC

    Pros

    The institute provides a fertile environment for research. It is filled with lush green trees and beautiful plants.The professors encourage independent work and are easily available for seeking guidance.

    Cons

    The stipend provided is barely enough for managing living expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should give attention to employment opportunities for students by simplifying the recruitment process for companies.

  10.  

    Good starting point for prospective graduate students heading abroad

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    Former Employee - IAS Summer Research Fellow in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - IAS Summer Research Fellow in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IISC as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fosters many opportunities for inter-disciplinary research

    Cons

    Have to be careful in choosing which Professors to work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great place for research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IISC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good environment, located at the heart of the city.

    Cons

    accommodation,no good canteen

    Recommends

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