Indian Institute of Science

Founded by the Tatas, this premier science institute is the alma mater of many famous Indian scientists. The Nobel Prize winner C.V. Raman and space scientist Vikram Sarabhai are among the many eminent people who have done research here. Its stately buildings are in classic European style, with a central quadrangle decorated with attractive Persian motifs.

On February 1, 1911 the foundation stone of the grand main building was laid by Krishna Raja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore. The Institute has 22 departments of various branches of science, and a collection of over 2,68,000 books.