The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is India's premier institute for advanced research and higher education. With over 40 departments and centres under six major divisions, the institute offers PhD, Master's and Bachelor of Science programs in all science and engineering disciplines. IISc is consistently ranked as India's top university in global and national rankings. The institute recently secured the 8th position among the world's Best Small Universities in the Times Higher Education rankings 2017. IISc is renowned for its academic freedom, and emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary research. Faculty members and alumni have made pioneering contributions to the country's defense, atomic energy, space and other science and technology programmes. In the last 100 years, the Institute's faculty members have together won the largest number of awards and honors in the country.

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Indian paper wasps have their favourite places in their nests

A new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has shown that Indian paper wasps distribute themselves non-randomly in their nests, a strategy that may help them exchange food efficiently and avoid the spread of ...

A novel peptide to rapidly kill multidrug-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have designed an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) that can effectively and quickly kill a notorious multidrug-resistant bacterium called Acinetobacter baumannii.

A superior, low-cost catalyst for water-splitting

In a significant step toward large-scale hydrogen production, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a low-cost catalyst that can speed up the splitting of water to produce hydrogen gas.

Study pinpoints how Salmonella sneaks into plant roots

In recent years, contamination of salad vegetables by E. coli and salmonella bacteria—the most common causes of food poisoning—have led to large-scale recalls. Although most salmonella outbreaks are linked to contamination ...

New ceramic material could cut down cost of piezoelectric devices

Piezoelectrics are materials that change their shape when an electric field is applied, with wide-ranging applications including printing ink onto paper and precisely moving the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope. Currently, ...

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