Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Giving to IISc

Thank you for your interest in supporting IISc’s innovative research and education initiatives.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is India’s #1 institute for research in all science and engineering disciplines, renowned for its academic freedom, excellence in education, innovative interdisciplinary initiatives and pioneering contributions to nation building.

In recent years, IISc has significantly expanded its outreach and development efforts with support from corporates, alumni and philanthropists, as part of its long-term vision to become one of the top 50 universities in global rankings.

We invite you to help us fulfill our ambition by supporting much-needed development and educational initiatives on campus.

Your contributions will help us provide travel funds and fellowships for students, research grants for faculty members, state-of-the-art labs, socially-relevant education and training initiatives, and many more.

A small percentage (~5%) of each contribution may be used for administrative/overhead expenses.

Giving to IISc



Ways to Give

Corporates & Philanthropists

Ways to Give


Tax Information

Contributors in India

  • Contributions made towards scientific research to the Indian Institute of Science are exempted under Section 35(1)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Corporate may avail the provisions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Rules, 2014). CSR contributions are eligible for 100% tax exemption under Section 80G (2) (a) (iiif) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Contributors in North America

  • Contributions from alumni and donors in North America can be made to the IISc Alumni Association of North America (IISc AANA). Contributions to IISc AANA are eligible for tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code, USA. IISc AANA is a 501(c)(3) registered organization.
  • IISc is also exempted from the provision of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.