IISc continues to benefit from generous contributions made by its numerous benefactors. The institute is extremely grateful to the various organizations, philanthropists and alumni who have wholeheartedly supported several initiatives promoting education and research. 

  • HAL is supporting the establishment of the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre under CSR at IISc Challakere.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Grants

In recent years, several corporates have partnered with IISc to implement CSR projects of immense social impact.



TCS Foundation    TCS Smart-X Hub
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited    HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre
Infosys Foundation    Infosys Visiting Chairs & Young Investigator positions
   Enhancing research & infrastructure for infectious diseases research
Citibank, N.A.    Funding of six start-ups incubated at the Society for Innovation and Development (SID)
HT Parekh Foundation    Dissemination & capacity building in low-carbon technologies
Rural Electrification Corporation    Solar power generation and LED lighting at IISc Bangalore campus
Garrett Motion    Research and education in high-temperature materials
   ConditionMonitoring of Legacy Machines (CPDM) & Automous Ground Vehicle (AGV) Telrobotics.
Tata Elxsi    M Tech AI Lab
SBI Cards    M Tech AI Lab
Bharat Dynamics Limited    Solar PV & CSP-based training and skill development at IISc Challakere
Cisco    PhD scholarships
Tata Motors Limited    PhD scholarships
Triveni Turbine    Research equipment in turbomachinery
Booking. Com    M. Tech scholarships for women students
Wipro GE Healthcare    Collaborative Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence in Medical and Healthcare Imaging
Covidien    Research equipment in bioengineering
HP    Support for education
Sonata Software    Education, outreach and infrastructure development at CSA
GE India Technology Centre    National mathematics workshops
Accel Partners    CSA Research Endowment fund
L&T Technology Services    Teachers’ Training @ IISc Challakere
Broadcom India    Workshops and student support
Adventz Finance Private Limited    Young Investigator position
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited     New women’s hostel block
Amazon Internet Services      A.I. research and education initiatives
Huawei Technologies India      Research & Training in Intelligent Data Analytics

Research/philanthropic grants


Microsoft Research India




Mindtree Limited

Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


Tata Trusts

Grantham Foundation

Robert Bosch Foundation & Robert Bosch Business & Engineering Solutions

LRN Foundation


Mr. Kris & Mrs. Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Mr. Arjun Divecha

Jindal Aluminium Group & Sitaram Jindal Foundation

Avra Labs (Dr. AV Rama Rao & Dr. Chandra Ramarao)

Late Mr. Krishna Kaikini

Mr. Sameer Bhat –  Gore Subraya Bhat Associate Professorship Chair 

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Mr. SV Narasaiah


Mr. N Lakshmi Narayanan

Dr. Satya Nadham Atluri

Dr. Vijaya & Dr. Rajagopal Rao

Dr. Brij Seth

Mr. Murali Aravamudan

Dr. Gajanana Birur