The Indian Institute of Science came into existence in the year 1909, giving shape to the extraordinary vision of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. The initial endowment provided by Jamsetji Tata, the munificent grant of a vast stretch of land by the Maharajah of Mysore, and the unflinching support of the Government of India were instrumental in setting up the Institute. The establishment of the Institute was an important landmark in expanding traditions of scientific research in India in the twentieth century. The Institute has always been an enduring symbol of the very best in Indian scientific research and has assiduously maintained the highest standards of academic excellence, matching the best in the world.
Since 2007, the Indian Institute of Science and its alumni have been organizing events periodically to expand its outreach to its exemplary alumni and the global world. The First IISc Global Conference organised by IISc Alumni Association of North America (AANA) in June 2007 at Santa Clara, California, USA was a memorable event. This was followed by the IISc Centenary Conference in the IISc Campus during December 13-16, 2008 to mark one hundred illustrious years of leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation. The Second IISc Global Conference was organized by IISC AANA in Chicago, Illinois, USA during July 19-21, 2013.
The Third Edition of the IISc Global Conference is being organized by IISC Alumni Association in collaboration with IISc AANA during June 25-28, 2015 in the IISc Campus, Bangalore. The event will be marked by several important events focusing on the Institute's contributions to fundamental and applied scientific research, its place as a rich source of talented scientific manpower, and its future role in the Indian society with major aspirations to take its rightful place in the global order. The event will also sparkle with the reunion of IISc's alumni from all over the globe. The event would provide a splendid opportunity to be a part of the scientific and sylvan ambience at the Institute, to be inspired by brilliant researchers and captains of industry, and to interact with distinguished scientists and engineers across national boundaries and disciplinary barriers.