The centre houses a state of the art National Nanofabrication Centre(NNfC) with 14000 sq.ft. of class 100/1000 cleanroom and a comprehensive Micro Nano Characterization Facility (MNCF) to conduct a plethora of systems characterization. CeNSE is one of the finest research centres in the world. It was established in 2010 to pursue interdisciplinary research on the nanoscale. Supporting the central facilities are the MEMS and IC Packaging lab, the Computational Nanoengineering (CoNe) laboratory, Systems Lab, and 14 other functionally distinct laboratories managed by various research groups.
IISc is one of India’s premier institutes for advanced scientific and technological research and education.
Since its inception in 1909, IISc, also called the Tata Institute, has laid a balanced emphasis on the pursuit of basic knowledge in science and engineering, as well as on the application of its research findings for industrial and social benefit. Over the last 100 years, IISc has been led by eminent scientists like Sir C V Raman, Satish Dhawan, C N R Rao and G Padmanaban, who have contributed significantly to the growth of the Institute. What started with just two departments – General and Applied Chemistry and Electrical Technology – today has over 40 departments classified into 6 divisions: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research, Mechanical Sciences, and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
The lush green residential campus, spread over 400 acres of land in the heart of Bangalore, is also a home to numerous exotic plants and animals.
Today, IISc stands first in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for university and overall rankings.