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 The Indian Institute of Science, founded in 1909, is an institution of higher learning to pursue excellence in postgraduate education and research in several fields of science and engineering, and is the oldest and finest centre of its kind in India. The size of the Institute kept deliberately small to focus on quality. It is the first institute to introduce master€™s programmes in engineering, more recently the integrated Ph.D. programmes in Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences for Science graduates. The Institute has pioneered many fields of activity like Aerospace, Communications, Electrical, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Material science, and has acted as a reservoir from which the leadership and manpower for the future scientific developments and industries can be drawn. New initiatives have been taken up in several emerging areas of importance, such as space science and technology, environmental and atmospheric science, endocrinology, genetic engineering, developmental studies in rural technologies, and energy problems. The Centre for Scientific and Industrial Consultancy (CSIC) and Society for Innovation and Development (SID) provide the interface to the industries, which enable faculty to closely interact with industry. In all its endeavors, the Institute strives to contribute to the scientific, academic and technological goals of India, with a keen awareness of its noble tradition, and the need for maintaining a high quality in all its activities.

Department of Management Studies
The Department of Management Studies, established in 1948 as a section of Economics and Social Sciences, is one of the oldest management schools in the country. It represents the earliest attempt to systematically train manpower, create and spread the knowledge required for managing industrial enterprises in India. From a humble beginning I the immediate post-independence year, it has emerged into a Centre of Excellence, in the finest traditions of its parent institute, the Indian Institute of Science. The Department strives constantly to deliver quality management education in tune with the changing industrial scenario. The Department offers an MBA programme exclusively for engineering graduates. It has very strong research programmes leading to Ph.D. and M.Sc.(Engg.) degrees in management. There are about thirty research students (full time, teachers from engineering colleges under QIP, and external registrants who are practicing professionals from industry) working in functional areas like Finance, Human Resource Management, Operations Management and Marketing and in the areas of Economics, Energy, Transportation, Technology Management. The Department is actively involved in Industrial Consultancy, Sponsored Research and Management Development Activities


 Programme Structure
The MBA programme is a two-year full time postgraduate course. The major objective of the programme is to enable graduate engineers to grow into competent, responsible and creative managers for technology intensive global business. The technology intensive business organizations market high technology products and/or services at global level and integrate all their business functions (research & development, design, manufacturing, marketing, logistics, human resources, finance, legal and patent aspects, etc.) using information technology. Whether the concern is creation of new business opportunities, technology transfer, strategic alliances or technological innovations, organizations require leadership from those who have a sound understanding of the organizational and technological underpinnings as well as its strategic goals. The future managers need to understand forces shaping the global business environment, should be able to assess threats and opportunities offered by the fast changing technological scenario, should have a sense for "responsible progress" and should become architects of the future. The managers of technology intensive business organizations should be able to take advantage of sophisticated quantitative tools while retaining the intuitive and qualitative understanding of business processes. This demands a judicious mix of experiential and formal learning processes. The current programme is a novel attempt towards meeting these objectives.

The structure of the programme covers a total of 64 credits comprising Hard Core Courses (30 credits), Soft Core Courses (9 credits), Elective Courses (15 credits) and Projects (10 credits). All the courses are organized on semester basis. Some of the courses which are laboratory oriented or activity oriented are organized as 2:1, that is, two lectures per week and one three hour laboratory (activity).
The programme can be broadly divided into the following :
Basic Competence: Quantitative Methods, Information Technology , Project Management and Personal Development.
Business Environment: Macro Economics, Indian and International Business Environment, and Legal and Patenting Aspects
Functional Areas: Marketing, Finance and Accounts, Production and Operations Management, Human Resource Management.
Specialization: Electives and Project Work.
Summer placement in industries that gives a first hand feel of operations in an industry.
Project on Entrepreneurship: This is expected to give first hand experience to students in creating a new business. Project work will be preceded by two-week intensive inputs related to entrepreneurship from the experts.
Management Project: This project is expected to give an experience in understanding and formulating management problem, and solve it. This exercise should lead to preparation of a research paper.

 Eligibility and Programme Fees
BE/B.Tech. in Engineering with at least Second Class and a valid JMET Score. Work experience is desirable, but candidates appearing for the final examination are also eligible to apply.

The tuition fee per semester is Rs. 7,500.
This fee does not include hostel expenses and other (medical, gymkhana etc.) charges. Mess charges are paid separately by the students as per actuals. In addition to the above fees, students will have to pay a one-time admission fee (refundable), and institute, library and hostel deposits. No Government of India Scholarship is available to the selected candidates.


Campus Facilities


Separate hostel accommodation for male and female students is available on the campus. There are about 950 single/double rooms in Men's Blocks and about 250 rooms in Women's Blocks. With the ever-increasing pressure for Campus accommodation, it is not feasible to provide single-occupancy rooms for all the students in Men Students' Blocks. Sponsored candidates are not provided campus accommodation.

There are three dining halls (one vegetarian and two composite) that are run on the advice of Students' Mess Committee. The monthly mess charges (computed based on actuals each month) are at present approximately Rs.1000/- for vegetarian and Rs.1200/- for non-vegetarian boarders.

The students are required to abide by the Hostel/Mess Rules in force.


Gymkhana of the Institute is the epicentre of all cultural and other extra-curricular activities of the students on the campus. It has some of the best sports facilities in Bangalore with a Cricket ground, Tennis courts, Swimming pool, Cinder track, Indoor Badminton court, Billiards, Ping Pong tables, etc. The well-equipped gymnasium with the latest multi-trainer and wall-bar equipment is another attraction. It also has indoor and outdoor auditoria.

The Ranade library, attached to Gymkhana, has a collection of 10,000 books and also subscribes to over 50 magazines. The well-kept outdoor swimming pool, the T.V., music and reading rooms, as also the snack parlor situated in the premises, are all very popular. Film, Music, Yoga, Nature, Debating and Photography Clubs are being nurtured by the Gymkhana.

Health Centre

The Institute provides medical facilities to students and staff at the Health Centre. An out-patient clinic and in-patient wards are administered by full-time professional doctors and nursing staff. In addition, specialist consultancy services are provided in Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dental Health, Psychiatry and Gynecology. Cases requiring other specialist services are referred to the appropriate Medical Centres in the city. The Health Centre has a diagnostic laboratory, X-ray facility and non-invasive diagnosis by ultrasonography are also available.

Computational Facilities

The Institute  has state-of-the-art, shared and distributed supercomputing facilities. It is the country's leading computing centre having the state-of-the art computing facilities, catering to the ever-increasing demands of high performance computing for scientific and engineering research. The supercomputing facility at SERC is a symbiosis of computing, network, graphics, and visualization. The Centre is conceived of as a functionally distributed supercomputing environment, housing state-of-the-art computing systems, with sophisticated software packages, and connected by a powerful high-speed network.

The high performance computing facilities include a 256-processor IBM Power5 based Linux cluster, two 32-processor IBM Power4+ processor Regatta systems, 32-processor SGI Altix 3700 system, two 16-processor SGI Altix 350 system, a 16-processor IBM RS/6000 SP3, a 32-processor RS/6000 SP-2 system, and C-DAC PARAM 10000. The centre also supports advanced graphics environment comprising of hardware such as the SGI Tezro, SGI Fuel, SGI Octane, O2, SUN Ultra 60 with Elite3D graphics, and Compaq XP1000 with PS350 graphics, supplemented with advanced software for Graphics and Image processing. A large pool of Unix workstations such as COMPAQ AlphaServer ES40, SUN Ultra 10 & Ultra 5, SGI Indy & O2, IBM RS/6000 340 & PowerPC enable users to access the high-end servers at SERC. The Unix workstation cluster is equally complemented by a cluster of Intel Pentium running Linux and/or Windows OS and Apple Mac's with MacOS.

A file server cluster consisting of a Dual Intel Xeon based 5 Tera bytes server with Ultrium LTO-based scalable tape library and an IBM RS/6000 43P 260 with SSA Storage and Alphaserver DS20, and HP J5000 provide on-line storage supplemented with automated tape backup system. The computing facilities are supplemented with rich collection of software packages including, general purpose numerical packages, such as MatLab, Mathematica & Maple, along with architecture-specific matmematical libraries, such as IMSL, ESSL, SCSL, DXML, COMPLIB and MLIB, and a collection of special purpose packages for Structural Engineering Analysis and Design, such as NISA, and Software for Computational Chemistry, Material Science and Life Sciences groups, such as the Accelrys Insight, Cerius and Material Studio suites, Tripos, Gaussian-03 with GaussView, MOE, Schrodinger, ADF, etc., supplement the advanced hardware at SERC.

The switched Gigabit Ethernet backbone of the SERC Local Area Network provides dedicated 100/1000 Mbps connectivity to each workstation/ server at SERC. SERC network is also connected to the campus-wide full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet backbone, providing gigabit-speed bandwidth across different departments of the Institute.

JRD Tata Memorial Library

The main library of the Institute has nearly 5 lakh volumes of books, periodicals, technical reports and standards. It receives over 1500 current periodicals and acquires latest technical reports, standards and patents which are maintained in separate sections. Over 6000 electronic journals are now available in on-line in addition to a large number of e-books. The National Centre for Science Information provides extensive computerized services. In addition, most of the departments maintain separate libraries for use by their faculty and students.

Placement Services

Several leading industrial organizations visit the Institute for campus recruitment and offer good career opportunities to the Graduating students. The Placement Centre also provides advice and assistance to students about other placement opportunities, including those notified through advertisements, references and special requests from various industrial and research organizations.


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